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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 7
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7419 clicks; posted to Main » on 26 Jan 2013 at 8:53 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-01-26 10:07:51 AM  
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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 09:48:19 AM  
2 votes:
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 08:56:01 AM  
2 votes:
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 10:52:05 AM  
1 vote:
i drive a stick. that's enough of a deterrent for the 75 percent of americans who can't drive one.
2013-01-26 09:55:18 AM  
1 vote:

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 09:29:22 AM  
1 vote:
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 09:01:22 AM  
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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.
 
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