If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Yahoo)   Not News: Man steals Corvette. News: Turns himself in to police. FARK: He stole the car 23 years ago and had paid $70k to keep it in storage. Super FARK: It only had 67 miles on the odometer   (finance.yahoo.com) divider line 108
    More: Strange, corvettes, San Diego Police Department, Irish immigrants, Sherman Oaks, flat tires  
•       •       •

14798 clicks; posted to Main » on 28 Dec 2012 at 4:22 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



108 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all
 
2012-12-28 11:41:05 PM  

sethstorm: Still a better car than your average and detuned import from Japan.


The C4 is an awesome base for a lot of stuff...but I think this is the thread for kiddies to talk about their front wheel drive hatchbacks or fixies or what have you.
 
2012-12-29 12:10:43 AM  
sorry I missed that and didn't get back to you sooner. I was busy farking my girlfriend while you apparently spent your night researching a 23 year old POS car. good job.
next time I post I will be sure to use your where I should use you're, that should make "you're" night.
 
2012-12-29 02:26:15 AM  

inflatedKarma: sorry I missed that and didn't get back to you sooner. I was busy farking my girlfriend while you apparently spent your night researching a 23 year old POS car. good job.
next time I post I will be sure to use your where I should use you're, that should make "you're" night.


Ermmm... no, not really. It took all of about 90 seconds to find the eBay link. You've spent significantly longer arguing about it than that, when 90 seconds of reading and comprehending would've saved you the effort.

But hey, tell yourself whatever you want to. That and your possibly fictitious girlfriend might get you through the night.
 
2012-12-29 09:07:05 AM  

durbnpoisn: LessO2: durbnpoisn: The statute of limitations would have expired after only 3 years. He should have just sold the thing.

That was mighty stupid.


Yeah, but he was still in possession of stolen property.

And technically, since the car dealership made an insurance claim, the Vette belonged to the insurance company.

I'm no lawyer, but I don't think that matters. The statue expired. It's no longer stolen property.


It does matter.  There is no "statute of limitations" on stolen property.  What I mean is, there's no set period of time where a piece of stolen property becomes not stolen property just based on time passed.  Now, for his INITIAL crime of stealing the car, he likely cannot be charged, but he can certainly be charged for knowingly possessing a car that is stolen, even if the car was stolen 23 years prior.
 
2012-12-29 09:08:53 AM  

Loren: Relatively Obscure: The man did not face charges since he cooperated with police, but the theft did not work to his financial advantage: Over more than two decades he spent $70,000 to store the red convertible, the L.A. Times reported.

It's good to be white and have money.

It's called the statute of limitations.

durbnpoisn: The statute of limitations would have expired after only 3 years. He should have just sold the thing.

That was mighty stupid.

When the statute of limitations runs out he can't be convicted of the crime anymore but that doesn't mean he owns the property. The right to reclaim stolen property lasts forever.


That applied ONLY to the theft of the vehicle.  My continuing to possess the vehicle, he has been continuously breaking the law for 23 years.  There are two separate crimes here, 1) auto theft and 2) possession of stolen property.  The statute of limitations has run out on the first, not on the second as it's a continuous act.
 
2012-12-29 07:12:25 PM  
HideAndGoFarkYourself:
That applied ONLY to the theft of the vehicle.  My continuing to possess the vehicle, he has been continuously breaking the law for 23 years.  There are two separate crimes here, 1) auto theft and 2) possession of stolen property.  The statute of limitations has run out on the first, not on the second as it's a continuous act.

Actually, since depriving the rightful owner of his rights to the vehicle is an element of theft, the theft is an ongoing crime as long as the person continues to conceal the car. If the car had been recovered but the identity of the thief didn't become known until after the SOL was up, he couldn't be charged. As long as the car was being actively concealed, the crime of theft was still being committed.
 
2012-12-29 08:36:21 PM  
This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps.
 
2012-12-31 06:16:23 PM  

jking1247: This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps.


Oetzi!
 
Displayed 8 of 108 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report