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(CBS Chicago)   Man boots his own car daily ... so thieves won't be tempted to steal it   (chicago.cbslocal.com) divider line 47
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2013-01-26 08:56:01 AM
Smash the window. Take the radio. Pop the trunk. Look for anything valuable in the back.

Find nothing? Smash the windshield and back window.

Someone's going to steal that POS yellow Saturn? Oh, it is to laugh!
 
2013-01-26 08:58:11 AM
"Man boots his car daily"?

WTF does this even mean???
 
2013-01-26 08:58:55 AM
Right now someone in Chicago is thinking "challenge accepted!"
 
2013-01-26 08:59:53 AM
encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
Not impressed...
 
2013-01-26 09:00:11 AM
Did someone say man boobs?

cache.deadspin.com
 
2013-01-26 09:00:29 AM

WhippingBoy: "Man boots his car daily"?

WTF does this even mean???


Sounds like some farked up homosexual act.

Boot removal
 
2013-01-26 09:01:22 AM
AverageAmericanGuy:
Someone's going to steal that POS yellow Saturn? Oh, it is to laugh!

FTFA:
The young man's 1994 Acura Integra is one of the car models that are most likely to be stolen, so his investment of $100 plus was potentially a wise one.

Not that I know why that car would be high on the steal list.
 
2013-01-26 09:05:03 AM
10 most-stolen vehicles during 2011:

1994 Honda Accord midsize
1998 Honda Civic compact
2006 Ford F-150 pickup
1991 Toyota Camry midsize
2000 Dodge Caravan minvian
1994 Acura Integra compact
1999 Chevrolet Silverado pickup
2004 Dodge Ram pickup
2002 Ford Explorer SUV
1994 Nissan Sentra compact
 
2013-01-26 09:06:50 AM
How much is a space in Chicago for a monitored garage? Or a cheap garage?
 
2013-01-26 09:10:55 AM

Cajnik: How much is a space in Chicago for a monitored garage? Or a cheap garage?


Well isn't that where the parking meters are going to be $7.50/hr soon?
 
2013-01-26 09:29:22 AM
Initially, we didn't believe him, thinking perhaps the young driver owed the city of Chicago money for parking tickets, and was using the boot as a decoy...a check of his license plate number confirmed there were no unpaid tickets for his car, and no outstanding violations on his license."

Do news stations routinely run license plate numbers of vehicles they encounter? Does the Chicago PD really have a hotline where civilians can request information about a particular license plate number?
 
2013-01-26 09:33:04 AM

Mazzic518: Cajnik: How much is a space in Chicago for a monitored garage? Or a cheap garage?

Well isn't that where the parking meters are going to be $7.50/hr soon?


Not every street has parking meters. I've been parking on my street for free (well, except for the cost of my annual city sticker) for years. Depending on where you live a garage can cost around $100 to $250 a month.
 
2013-01-26 09:33:07 AM
"It's just ... so it doesn't get stolen around here," he said.

Challenge accepted
tracykrulik.com
 
2013-01-26 09:48:19 AM
According to a city spokesperson, there is no ordinance outlining boot rules, so it's not illegal.

It's not illegal for CBS Chicago to totally waste their own, the city's, the car owner's, and thousands of unsuspecting readers' time on something totally none of their business.
 
2013-01-26 09:50:37 AM
My ex wife lied. She said she was from Oklahoma. She must have been from Chicago...She had one of those boots on her vagina
 
2013-01-26 09:50:51 AM
Way too many people fail at cost/risk analysis ;)
 
2013-01-26 09:55:05 AM
Wow, I do the same with my computer!
 
2013-01-26 09:55:18 AM

LarryDan43: 10 most-stolen vehicles during 2011:

1994 Honda Accord midsize
1998 Honda Civic compact
2006 Ford F-150 pickup
1991 Toyota Camry midsize
2000 Dodge Caravan minvian
1994 Acura Integra compact
1999 Chevrolet Silverado pickup
2004 Dodge Ram pickup
2002 Ford Explorer SUV
1994 Nissan Sentra compact


So it sounds like car thieves are smart enough to only steal really common cars, because it's hard to be incognito in a stolen Rolls. On the other hand, maybe they're not smart at all and just steal the most common cars on the road because they're just what happens to be available....
 
2013-01-26 10:02:22 AM

LarryDan43: 10 most-stolen vehicles during 2011:

1994 Honda Accord midsize
1998 Honda Civic compact
2006 Ford F-150 pickup
1991 Toyota Camry midsize
2000 Dodge Caravan minvian
1994 Acura Integra compact
1999 Chevrolet Silverado pickup
2004 Dodge Ram pickup
2002 Ford Explorer SUV
1994 Nissan Sentra compact


Since I am the driver of a Toyota Prius, I don't have to worry about car theft.

Link
 
2013-01-26 10:07:51 AM

HMS_Blinkin: LarryDan43: 10 most-stolen vehicles during 2011:

1994 Honda Accord midsize
1998 Honda Civic compact
2006 Ford F-150 pickup
1991 Toyota Camry midsize
2000 Dodge Caravan minvian
1994 Acura Integra compact
1999 Chevrolet Silverado pickup
2004 Dodge Ram pickup
2002 Ford Explorer SUV
1994 Nissan Sentra compact

So it sounds like car thieves are smart enough to only steal really common cars, because it's hard to be incognito in a stolen Rolls. On the other hand, maybe they're not smart at all and just steal the most common cars on the road because they're just what happens to be available....


A bit from column 2. A bit from column 3.

The more popular a car is, the more demand for parts for it will be. Stealing those cars and selling them to chop shops is lucrative if you can find the cars with the parts they want. And those parts are for popular cars.
 
2013-01-26 10:09:50 AM

arcas: Initially, we didn't believe him, thinking perhaps the young driver owed the city of Chicago money for parking tickets, and was using the boot as a decoy...a check of his license plate number confirmed there were no unpaid tickets for his car, and no outstanding violations on his license."

Do news stations routinely run license plate numbers of vehicles they encounter? Does the Chicago PD really have a hotline where civilians can request information about a particular license plate number?


This. They also said he tried avoiding the cameras AT FIRST, which means they chased him down to see if they could prove he was breaking the law. Had he actually been breaking the law, consenting to their 'interview' would have cost him a bunch. But, it's just journalism, right? Not investigations using police resources, conducted by a news station. Slippery slope here..
 
2013-01-26 10:11:46 AM

Spasticus Autisticus: LarryDan43: 10 most-stolen vehicles during 2011:

1994 Honda Accord midsize
1998 Honda Civic compact
2006 Ford F-150 pickup
1991 Toyota Camry midsize
2000 Dodge Caravan minvian
1994 Acura Integra compact
1999 Chevrolet Silverado pickup
2004 Dodge Ram pickup
2002 Ford Explorer SUV
1994 Nissan Sentra compact

Since I am the driver of a Toyota Prius, I don't have to worry about car theft.

Link


My understanding is that it is more about parts, and parts commonality.
 
2013-01-26 10:20:00 AM
Unless the car thief has a tow truck...
 
2013-01-26 10:32:40 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Smash the window. Take the radio. Pop the trunk. Look for anything valuable in the back.

Find nothing? Smash the windshield and back window.

Someone's going to steal that POS yellow Saturn? Oh, it is to laugh!


Wow, you looked at the pictures, but didn't read the article.

I guess you really are an average american guy.

He's got a '94 Acura, and it's on the most-stolen list.
 
2013-01-26 10:34:00 AM
Because someone who is going to steal your car will always check the exterior passenger side.
 
2013-01-26 10:35:48 AM

HMS_Blinkin: LarryDan43: 10 most-stolen vehicles during 2011:

1994 Honda Accord midsize
1998 Honda Civic compact
2006 Ford F-150 pickup
1991 Toyota Camry midsize
2000 Dodge Caravan minvian
1994 Acura Integra compact
1999 Chevrolet Silverado pickup
2004 Dodge Ram pickup
2002 Ford Explorer SUV
1994 Nissan Sentra compact

So it sounds like car thieves are smart enough to only steal really common cars, because it's hard to be incognito in a stolen Rolls. On the other hand, maybe they're not smart at all and just steal the most common cars on the road because they're just what happens to be available....


They are most stolen because its easy to resell the parts.
 
2013-01-26 10:42:35 AM

HMS_Blinkin: LarryDan43: 10 most-stolen vehicles during 2011:

1994 Honda Accord midsize
1998 Honda Civic compact
2006 Ford F-150 pickup
1991 Toyota Camry midsize
2000 Dodge Caravan minvian
1994 Acura Integra compact
1999 Chevrolet Silverado pickup
2004 Dodge Ram pickup
2002 Ford Explorer SUV
1994 Nissan Sentra compact

So it sounds like car thieves are smart enough to only steal really common cars, because it's hard to be incognito in a stolen Rolls. On the other hand, maybe they're not smart at all and just steal the most common cars on the road because they're just what happens to be available....


The more popular the car, the larger the market for parts.
 
2013-01-26 10:52:05 AM
i drive a stick. that's enough of a deterrent for the 75 percent of americans who can't drive one.
 
2013-01-26 10:55:30 AM
jimmyego
AverageAmericanGuy:
Someone's going to steal that POS yellow Saturn? Oh, it is to laugh!
FTFA:
The young man's 1994 Acura Integra is one of the car models that are most likely to be stolen, so his investment of $100 plus was potentially a wise one.
Not that I know why that car would be high on the steal list.


GIS search for 1994 honda integra:
Link

Take a crazy guess.
 
2013-01-26 11:01:18 AM
wow - what a non-story.

I keep a boot on a trailer so it does not get stolen. Again.
 
2013-01-26 11:06:17 AM

Enemabag Jones: jimmyego
AverageAmericanGuy:
Someone's going to steal that POS yellow Saturn? Oh, it is to laugh!
FTFA:
The young man's 1994 Acura Integra is one of the car models that are most likely to be stolen, so his investment of $100 plus was potentially a wise one.
Not that I know why that car would be high on the steal list.

GIS search for 1994 honda integra:
Link

Take a crazy guess.


Ricers?
 
2013-01-26 11:21:18 AM

TiiiMMMaHHH: arcas: Initially, we didn't believe him, thinking perhaps the young driver owed the city of Chicago money for parking tickets, and was using the boot as a decoy...a check of his license plate number confirmed there were no unpaid tickets for his car, and no outstanding violations on his license."

Do news stations routinely run license plate numbers of vehicles they encounter? Does the Chicago PD really have a hotline where civilians can request information about a particular license plate number?

This. They also said he tried avoiding the cameras AT FIRST, which means they chased him down to see if they could prove he was breaking the law. Had he actually been breaking the law, consenting to their 'interview' would have cost him a bunch. But, it's just journalism, right? Not investigations using police resources, conducted by a news station. Slippery slope here..


But he must be guilty so something if he ran. He has nothing to hide, right Investigative News?
 
2013-01-26 11:23:51 AM
jimmyego
Take a crazy guess.
Ricers?


I don't hold anything against ricers other then some of them go overboard on their cars visually, or do it poorly.

But take a hacking community of sorts and a specific resource in high demand and it makes sense to me.

/He might be able to sell that thing and get another better vehicle for him if the resale price is closer the the theft rate for that 19 year old car.
 
2013-01-26 11:40:21 AM
I think there's enough theft prevention going on there in just getting a yellow car.
 
2013-01-26 11:45:00 AM
I don't blame him one bit. I used to have an Integra and I always worried about theft. I knew too many friends that lost their Integras to theft. Not only are they incredibly common (leading to a large parts market), but their parts can also be swapped into most 90s Civics as well, leading them to to just be taken wholesale. They haven't made the Integra since 2001 and it's STILL on the top ten list for thieves.
 
2013-01-26 11:51:20 AM
I say do it to yourself before others do it to you.
 
2013-01-26 11:55:28 AM
Is this weird? I've seen this plenty of times.
 
2013-01-26 12:11:23 PM

HMS_Blinkin: So it sounds like car thieves are smart enough to only steal really common cars, because it's hard to be incognito in a stolen Rolls


I don't think a lot of theves drive the cars they steal any farther than to their fence.  I think the point is selling the cars for their parts.  Hence, the more popular the car (especially make/models that still have quite a lot of cars on the road, but parts are hard to come by) are the most stolen.
 
2013-01-26 12:19:15 PM
On an unrelated note, Bill Kurtis has been demoted to anchoring the local news.
 
2013-01-26 12:35:18 PM
Most of those cars on the top-10 list still have tons on the road today, even though some haven't been made in 20 years. Still high demand for oddball parts + cars that haven't had some parts made in 15+ years= high theft/resale value.

\Had a 1991 Camry for a while, although it was pretty much falling apart and void of paint.
\Insurance dropped a bit when I replaced it with a 98 200sx (sentra).
 
2013-01-26 12:37:43 PM
Basically the ricers put turbos, nitrous and other engine modifications on their cars and blow the engines a lot. They steal beater Hondas to put the engines in their car.

Either that or they pull the 1.5L engines out of their civics and put in something that can get out of its own way.
 
2013-01-26 12:58:36 PM
A workmate used to drive a mid-60s pice of shiat to work. He left it unlocked with a  $5 bill in the ashtray. The money was stolen several times; the car was never damaged. He drove his Porche when he got home.
 
2013-01-26 01:06:07 PM
That has to be a huge pain in the ass to put that thing on/take it off 4 or 5 times a day. I give him a month before he gives up.
 
2013-01-26 01:31:21 PM
so why exactly would it be against the LAW to do that, Why did they need to check up on that to make sure it was not...

are things automatically against the law, until stipulated otherwise.... are we all guilty of some crime until proven so...
 
2013-01-26 03:29:18 PM
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2013-01-26 06:19:33 PM

jimmyego: AverageAmericanGuy:
Someone's going to steal that POS yellow Saturn? Oh, it is to laugh!

FTFA:
The young man's 1994 Acura Integra is one of the car models that are most likely to be stolen, so his investment of $100 plus was potentially a wise one.

Not that I know why that car would be high on the steal list.


I've got one myself. They're really easy to modify, so teenage boys and similar really like them.

I like it because it is the car I would've gotten myself at age sixteen, had I not been too sick at the time to get my license. So, some ten years later, I have one, and I'm driving and modifying and generally having fun with it, and will probably pass it along to another young person once I get bored.
 
2013-01-26 09:59:18 PM

SpiderQueenDemon: I like it because it is the car I would've gotten myself at age sixteen, had I not been too sick at the time to get my license. So, some ten years later, I have one, and I'm driving and modifying and generally having fun with it, and will probably pass it along to another young person once I get bored.


It really is a fun car to drive, especially if you modify it. I moved from an Integra to a WRX and while I don't regret the move, I still look fondly on those cars.
 
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