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(Chicago Trib)   Man carjacked after letting a stranger "test drive" his SUV   (chicagotribune.com) divider line
    More: Dumbass, Crossover, 35-year-old man, sport utility vehicle, Lexus RX, South Chicago neighborhood, block of West Wilson Avenue, Lexus, 35-year-old  
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2021-01-24 6:00:53 PM  
Scary stuff, I used to live about a mile away from the Uptown one.  Used to being the operative word in that sentence.
 
2021-01-24 9:09:16 PM  
Collecting a driver's license before agreeing to a test drive is / should be a bare minimum in my opinion.

/ have sold a number of vehicles privately.
 
2021-01-24 9:16:39 PM  
 
2021-01-24 9:19:22 PM  
Obviously he does not read Fark, or he would have known to leave his baby in the car so that the carjacker would bring it back to yell at him.
 
2021-01-24 9:23:08 PM  
......and that's how I made it to the Mexican border that time.
 
2021-01-24 9:28:35 PM  

Cafe Threads: Obviously he does not read Fark, or he would have known to leave his baby in the car so that the carjacker would bring it back to yell at him.


*nods*  Either that or drive a stick-shift.
 
2021-01-24 9:32:09 PM  
I don't even let people I know drive my vehicles, much less some random dude.
 
2021-01-24 9:36:04 PM  
The man sensed he had made a terrible mistake when the test driver grabbed the keys and said "ZOINKS!" and drove off.
 
2021-01-24 9:44:26 PM  
Never trust ANYONE with your ride
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2021-01-24 9:47:11 PM  
I don't think the driver is the only dumbass here. They exchanged texts before the meetup.
 
2021-01-24 9:58:39 PM  
This story doesn't add up.

I mean, the "victim," only described the carjacker as being 6'2". What, that's it? Indeterminate age, race, distinguishing features, etc. Just a hazy gray blob standing 6'2".

Possible insurance scam? Sets it up so insurance pays off a car he can't afford?
 
2021-01-24 10:07:53 PM  
The carjacked man had "reached out" to the victim online and via text before the attack happened.

The guy contacted himself or is the car-jacker the victim? Is his bizaro world?
 
2021-01-24 10:10:07 PM  

big pig peaches: The carjacked man had "reached out" to the victim online and via text before the attack happened.

The guy contacted himself or is the car-jacker the victim? Is his bizaro world?


Exactly what I was going to point out. shiatty journalism alert.
 
2021-01-24 10:23:34 PM  

berylman: Never trust ANYONE with your ride
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"That pope's a wild mothefarker."
 
2021-01-24 10:26:22 PM  

Harry Wagstaff: I don't even let people I know drive my vehicles, much less some random dude.


It took my wife until our second year of marriage, after 6 years of dating to be allowed to drive my car a distance further than pulling out of the driveway.

She still farked with the seat
 
2021-01-24 10:30:43 PM  
35-year-old man was carjacked Friday night after allowing another man to test drive his Lexus in the Uptown neighborhood, Chicago police said.
At least one additional, unrelated carjacking happened about the same time when a woman was attacked on the South Side.


The crimes may not have been related, but I bet the perps were related.

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2021-01-24 10:56:33 PM  

whosits_112: This story doesn't add up.

I mean, the "victim," only described the carjacker as being 6'2". What, that's it? Indeterminate age, race, distinguishing features, etc. Just a hazy gray blob standing 6'2".

Possible insurance scam? Sets it up so insurance pays off a car he can't afford?


No.  It does not say that is how the victim described the carjacker to the police.  It means that the Tribune or CPD (or both) think it unfair to bring gender or race into describing someone for reasons.

MattyBlast: Either that or drive a stick-shift.


This is actually not an internet myth.  My sister got carjacked and she ran.  Her manual car was found one foot away from where she parked it.
 
2021-01-24 11:05:10 PM  
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2021-01-24 11:31:07 PM  

Moniker o' Shame: whosits_112: This story doesn't add up.

I mean, the "victim," only described the carjacker as being 6'2". What, that's it? Indeterminate age, race, distinguishing features, etc. Just a hazy gray blob standing 6'2".

Possible insurance scam? Sets it up so insurance pays off a car he can't afford?

No.  It does not say that is how the victim described the carjacker to the police.  It means that the Tribune or CPD (or both) think it unfair to bring gender or race into describing someone for reasons.

MattyBlast: Either that or drive a stick-shift.

This is actually not an internet myth.  My sister got carjacked and she ran.  Her manual car was found one foot away from where she parked it.


Moniker o' Shame
No.  It does not say that is how the victim described the carjacker to the police.  It means that the Tribune or CPD (or both) think it unfair to bring gender or race into describing someone for reasons.

You are correct.  But can someone explain why this in anyway would be unfair.  The media does this all the time.  Why?  Race and gender are a matter of fact.  And perhaps even helpful in obtaining a lead as to who it was.  Or should we as citizens flood the tip line reporting every single human we see that is over 6'tall?
 
2021-01-24 11:32:35 PM  

whosits_112: This story doesn't add up.

I mean, the "victim," only described the carjacker as being 6'2". What, that's it? Indeterminate age, race, distinguishing features, etc. Just a hazy gray blob standing 6'2".

Possible insurance scam? Sets it up so insurance pays off a car he can't afford?


Was he hatless?
 
2021-01-25 7:50:42 AM  

OBBN: The media does this all the time. Why? Race and gender are a matter of fact.



So their stories are selected to go green on Fark.
 
2021-01-25 8:29:40 AM  

Harry Wagstaff: I don't even let people I know drive my vehicles, much less some random dude.


Back in my late teens I was riding with a buddy to pick up something to eat.   A car pulled up next to us at an intersection and it was exactly the same make, model, and color as his.   The driver and passenger were two cute girls instead of two goofy guys.   My buddy yelled over to them that he liked their car and hoped to have one like it one day.  They laughed and said the same thing.   He upped the ante and said they could test drive his if we could test drive theirs.  Almost without hesitating they we all jumped out and switched cars.  That went on for a few miles as we followed each down this main drag and a few shopping centers, and then we switched back.   I had a girlfriend at the time but my buddy left his phone number in their car. I can't remember if either of them ever called him.
 
2021-01-25 8:32:05 AM  
Luckier than the guy they just found in DeLand Florida where the guy that test drive the murdered him and took the car.
 
2021-01-25 11:32:48 AM  

TheCableGuy: Collecting a driver's license before agreeing to a test drive is / should be a bare minimum in my opinion.

/ have sold a number of vehicles privately.


You think the robber would just go away when asked for their license before the test-drive?
 
2021-01-25 11:44:38 AM  

Watubi: TheCableGuy: Collecting a driver's license before agreeing to a test drive is / should be a bare minimum in my opinion.

/ have sold a number of vehicles privately.

You think the robber would just go away when asked for their license before the test-drive?


Yes. Most will. Otherwise people would steal cars from dealers all the time.
 
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