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(USA Today)   You know who loves Labor Day? Car thieves   (usatoday.com) divider line 28
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2013-09-02 11:03:23 AM
Labor Day is among the top five holidays of the year for stolen vehicles, according to data

That would be impressive if there were 50 holidays a year.
 
2013-09-02 11:27:50 AM
Hey, it's a big travel weekend.  The car-less shouldn't be left out.
 
2013-09-02 11:45:13 AM
I'm pretty sure no one wants to steal my car.
 
2013-09-02 11:46:32 AM
I would have figured that car thieves would have unionized so they could get paid time off by now...
 
2013-09-02 11:46:54 AM
"Experts War" is my new band name.
 
2013-09-02 11:50:28 AM
I do my part by smearing peanut butter under car door handles....but not on my car, of course.
 
2013-09-02 11:56:54 AM
*peaks out window*

Guess thieves don't love my car...
 
2013-09-02 11:57:51 AM
I'm not walking home with all this beer.
 
2013-09-02 12:10:19 PM
"Why would Labor Day be so attractive to thieves?"
Would be a good question to answer in your article.
 
2013-09-02 12:12:20 PM
I refuse to believe this article unless they include a plucky/whimsicle chart or graph to prove their case.
 
2013-09-02 12:20:48 PM
You know what else thieves love? Morans who post their family vacation plans on Facebook.
 
2013-09-02 12:40:14 PM

dickfreckle: You know what else thieves love? Morans who post their family vacation plans on Facebook.


And then pictures of everyone on vacation! Just in case the thieves weren't sure if everyone who lived there was going or not.

I tried to tell a friend of mine not to post things on facebook until they got back.  Acquaintances you have on there might not actually care about you...   Fell on deaf ears...  oh well.
 
2013-09-02 12:47:50 PM
EXPERTS WAR!
 
2013-09-02 12:49:39 PM
I have a theft proof '89 Oldsmobile outside. It is theft proof because there is no way somebody would want to steal that thing. It is ugly, and drips various fluids on the pavement.

But, it is paid for, and will start every single time you turn the key,even if it has sat for a month. Everybody needs an old beater car IMO.
 
2013-09-02 12:59:03 PM

Catlenfell: "Why would Labor Day be so attractive to thieves?"
Would be a good question to answer in your article.


Precisely what I was thinking.  But it's so much easier to regurgitate a published report than to pick up the phone and ask the logical question that people expected to be answered in the article.
 
2013-09-02 01:06:34 PM
dickfreckle: You know what else thieves love? Morans who post their family vacation plans on Facebook.

I lived just down the road from The Morans......Bill and Tina Moran.  They had a son, too.....Todd.  What a moron he was.
 
2013-09-02 01:16:19 PM
Can't steal my car since it's always at the shop.
  I win!
 
2013-09-02 01:24:43 PM

buzzcut73: I have a theft proof '89 Oldsmobile outside. It is theft proof because there is no way somebody would want to steal that thing. It is ugly, and drips various fluids on the pavement.


There's a "your Mom" joke in there, somewhere...
 
2013-09-02 01:26:06 PM
Labor Day is starting to piss me off (and I'm one of those union-thug types you read so much about on Fark). There's a higher proportion of  laborers going to work today than on any other day of the year! Somebody's got to ring up all the hot dog buns for people important enough to get the day off.

I guess car thieves are more like independent entrepreneurs than wage-labor, though, so I'm okay with them working today.
 
2013-09-02 01:36:07 PM
PunGent: buzzcut73: I have a theft proof '89 Oldsmobile outside. It is theft proof because there is no way somebody would want to steal that thing. It is ugly, and drips various fluids on the pavement.

There's a "your Mom" "
yo mama"  joke in there, somewhere...


You sound white.
 
2013-09-02 01:53:33 PM
Nationally, the stolen car recovery rate is 46%

...and what's the prosecution rate for the miscreants that steal them?

Any guesses?
 
2013-09-02 01:58:13 PM

semiotix: Labor Day is starting to piss me off (and I'm one of those union-thug types you read so much about on Fark). There's a higher proportion of  laborers going to work today than on any other day of the year! Somebody's got to ring up all the hot dog buns for people important enough to get the day off.

I guess car thieves are more like independent entrepreneurs than wage-labor, though, so I'm okay with them working today.


Where do you think you are? Europe? This is America! We'll work very long and hard for very little and we'll like it! Now shut up and eat your hot dog you goddamn commie!
 
2013-09-02 02:12:11 PM
phuqing jerry lewis. make him go away. he's phuq'd up my labor day. make him go away. 1 2 earth shoe.
 
2013-09-02 02:19:46 PM

buzzcut73: I have a theft proof '89 Oldsmobile outside. It is theft proof because there is no way somebody would want to steal that thing. It is ugly, and drips various fluids on the pavement.

But, it is paid for, and will start every single time you turn the key,even if it has sat for a month. Everybody needs an old beater car IMO.


And is worth about 10 grand for the parts....

Sleep tight.
 
2013-09-02 02:37:24 PM
I worried a lot less about car theft when I drove a stick shift. Seriously, nobody else I knew could drive it. It's a lost art.  Unfortunately, it gets harder and harder every year to find a decent stick shift  if you prefer a sedan or SUV. I find that most of the ones being sold are only available in the stripped down models of cars. That's so sad. I miss driving a stick.
 
2013-09-02 02:51:40 PM

Nightjars: I would have figured that car thieves would have unionized so they could get paid time off by now...


You mean like the Thieves Guild?
 
2013-09-02 03:26:29 PM

StrandedInAZ: I worried a lot less about car theft when I drove a stick shift. Seriously, nobody else I knew could drive it. It's a lost art.  Unfortunately, it gets harder and harder every year to find a decent stick shift  if you prefer a sedan or SUV. I find that most of the ones being sold are only available in the stripped down models of cars. That's so sad. I miss driving a stick.


Move to Europe.
 
2013-09-02 03:45:08 PM
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Stealing cars on Labor day?

Now, THAT'S Progressive!
 
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