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(Journal News)   Thief dies after being pinned under car trying to steal its catalytic converter. He must have been exhausted   (lohud.com) divider line
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2463 clicks; posted to Main » on 21 Sep 2021 at 11:04 PM (4 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-09-21 8:12:09 PM  
What are the odds the owner of the car is the reason the jack 'malfunctioned'
 
2021-09-21 8:17:49 PM  
If you find someone under your jacked up car with an angle grinder the first thing to do is lower the car off of the jack. The second thing to do is to wait for the screaming to stop before dialing 911.
 
2021-09-21 8:38:51 PM  
Well good on the car for being there, but stealing catalytic converters is a crime, even if it is your own (I think).
 
2021-09-21 8:49:27 PM  
His relatives are fuming over this.
 
2021-09-21 9:15:43 PM  
I bet he had muffled cries for help
 
2021-09-21 10:03:07 PM  

fragMasterFlash: If you find someone under your jacked up car with an angle grinder the first thing to do is lower the car off of the jack. The second thing to do is to wait for the screaming to stop before dialing 911.


If you've lowered the car correctly, they won't be able to scream. Too much weight to inhale properly.
 
2021-09-21 10:09:11 PM  

Lsherm: fragMasterFlash: If you find someone under your jacked up car with an angle grinder the first thing to do is lower the car off of the jack. The second thing to do is to wait for the screaming to stop before dialing 911.

If you've lowered the car correctly, they won't be able to scream. Too much weight to inhale properly.


Ah. That's a problem.

Crank it up and down, then.
 
2021-09-21 10:34:02 PM  
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes

Rot......
 
2021-09-21 10:54:22 PM  

Squid_for_Brains: Lsherm: fragMasterFlash: If you find someone under your jacked up car with an angle grinder the first thing to do is lower the car off of the jack. The second thing to do is to wait for the screaming to stop before dialing 911.

If you've lowered the car correctly, they won't be able to scream. Too much weight to inhale properly.

Ah. That's a problem.

Crank it up and down, then.


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2021-09-21 11:08:53 PM  
It disturbs me that the picture of all the stolen catalytic converters is from Torrance, CA, whose border is less than a mile from me.
 
2021-09-21 11:09:14 PM  
I'm trying to find an ounce of empathy, but nah.

Instead of robbing a bank (that's insured against losses) they chose to Fark with someone's personal property.

Maybe once the black and gray market scrappers are crushed in the same way, thieves might get the hint.
 
2021-09-21 11:09:20 PM  
Ideally the government would have catalytic converters available to all that need one.

Problem solved.

However stealing a catalytic converter is a crime against gaia.  That is unforgivable.  It is good that this earth killing trumper antivaxxer insurrectionist died.
 
2021-09-21 11:11:22 PM  
Oh no.  Anyway...
 
2021-09-21 11:14:30 PM  
. . . Found out.
 
2021-09-21 11:15:06 PM  
A man dies and you farkers make fun of him. Think about how crushing it must be to this person's family. Sure he was a thief, but he must have had a great weight on his shoulders to resort to such an action. But apparently you guys aren't two tired to make these jacked up jokes.
 
2021-09-21 11:15:43 PM  
Ultimately, the places buying these things, knowing full well they're stolen, need to get cracked down on to stop providing an outlet and profit incentive for this sort of thing.

As is, offing one druggy doesn't really put a dent in the problem when the profit incentive remains. Need to make stolen cats too hot for anyone to want to deal with.
 
2021-09-21 11:16:18 PM  
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2021-09-21 11:16:48 PM  
I knew this thread would have a huge weight of puns. Breathtaking.
 
2021-09-21 11:17:56 PM  
I'd contend that this was entirely the CC utilizing its legal stand your sound defense.
 
2021-09-21 11:20:34 PM  

zbtop: Ultimately, the places buying these things, knowing full well they're stolen, need to get cracked down on to stop providing an outlet and profit incentive for this sort of thing.

As is, offing one druggy doesn't really put a dent in the problem when the profit incentive remains. Need to make stolen cats too hot for anyone to want to deal with.


Or, people need to get with the collective and not steal catalytic converters.  Things that make cars safer for the mother gaia.  If you steal a catalytic converter, your family should be made to eat your corpse.

Or, people need to start jacking their cars up on sketchy jacks luring in the trumpers and anti earth insurrectionists and crushing even more of them.

Problem solved.
 
2021-09-21 11:23:24 PM  
Sounds like he miscalculated the air-to-fool ratio.
 
2021-09-21 11:26:36 PM  

Murflette: What are the odds the owner of the car is the reason the jack 'malfunctioned'


Or this happened:

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2021-09-21 11:26:50 PM  
Good. Had mine stolen a couple weeks ago.  No sympathy.
 
2021-09-21 11:27:39 PM  
I love these feel good stories.  Thieves are scum.
 
2021-09-21 11:28:09 PM  
Detroiters known for stealing heavy gauge copper wire for its scrap metal value.

Sometimes attempted theft would occur while electrical wire is energized via DTE (Detroit Edison).

Results were catastrophic yet predictable.
 
2021-09-21 11:29:14 PM  
Converted him, it did!
 
2021-09-21 11:29:30 PM  

zbtop: Ultimately, the places buying these things, knowing full well they're stolen, need to get cracked down on to stop providing an outlet and profit incentive for this sort of thing.


Some dudes roll into a town in a panel van with some meth, find people looking to get high and set them up with an angle grinder and put them to work. They keep moving town to town until the panel van is full and then head to a trusted scrap dealer who only buys in significant quantities from people they trust. As far as the cops are concerned the scrap dealer is squeaky clean and the cycle continues as long as people are chasing the tweaker dragon.
 
2021-09-21 11:30:04 PM  
That smart ones will just hit non diesel trucks. They don't need a jack. Some are so bold, that they will do it in broad daylight. They know that they will be long gone before the cops show up.
 
2021-09-21 11:33:04 PM  

MythDragon: A man dies and you farkers make fun of him. Think about how crushing it must be to this person's family. Sure he was a thief, but he must have had a great weight on his shoulders to resort to such an action. But apparently you guys aren't two tired to make these jacked up jokes.


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2021-09-21 11:34:03 PM  
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2021-09-21 11:35:51 PM  

zbtop: Ultimately, the places buying these things, knowing full well they're stolen, need to get cracked down on to stop providing an outlet and profit incentive for this sort of thing.

As is, offing one druggy doesn't really put a dent in the problem when the profit incentive remains. Need to make stolen cats too hot for anyone to want to deal with.


How do you determine who is knowingly purchasing stolen cats for criminal prosecution?
 
2021-09-21 11:36:05 PM  

The Dog Ate My Homework: MythDragon: A man dies and you farkers make fun of him. Think about how crushing it must be to this person's family. Sure he was a thief, but he must have had a great weight on his shoulders to resort to such an action. But apparently you guys aren't two tired to make these jacked up jokes.

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Check the many puns in his post.
 
2021-09-21 11:36:23 PM  
I've heard that the "Sad Trombone Orchestra" will be in attendance at the funeral, to comfort the dirtbag's family.
 
2021-09-21 11:37:28 PM  

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I'm guessing the one guy wasn't as Prokop after his arrest...
 
2021-09-21 11:37:50 PM  
Not only do I not have to worry about cleaning snow off my car, having my car broiling hot in the sun, or people knowing for sure if I'm home or not - I don't have to worry about some asshole stealing parts off my car. Having a garage is nice.

Oh, the guy who died? Whatever.
 
2021-09-21 11:42:54 PM  
I rarely wish death upon anyone. But, I can certainly point and laugh at those who die through their own stupidity! I am never too tired for that.
 
2021-09-21 11:43:17 PM  

Murflette: What are the odds the owner of the car is the reason the jack 'malfunctioned'


I'd call them good.

What a perfect opportunity.

/ handle checks out, btw
 
2021-09-21 11:46:43 PM  

Mock26: I rarely wish death upon anyone. But, I can certainly point and laugh at those who die through their own stupidity! I am never too tired for that.


"Stupidity cannot be cured. Stupidity is the only universal capital crime; the sentence is death. There is no appeal, and execution is carried out automatically and without pity."
Robert Heinlein
 
2021-09-21 11:52:05 PM  
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Karma's a bitsch.
 
2021-09-21 11:56:36 PM  

zbtop: Ultimately, the places buying these things, knowing full well they're stolen, need to get cracked down on to stop providing an outlet and profit incentive for this sort of thing.

As is, offing one druggy doesn't really put a dent in the problem when the profit incentive remains. Need to make stolen cats too hot for anyone to want to deal with.


The heavy metals inside them keep going up to higher than gold prices, so the incentive is high to buy a stolen one. A stolen cat goes for 5-800, but the materials inside them are worth 5 grand. They are religiously recycled from any cars deemed "trash" so this is just jumping the step in the supply chain. They aren't stealing catalytic converters like radios - meant to be added to other cars - they are stealing because it's cheaper than extracting the raw material.
 
2021-09-22 12:00:39 AM  

farkingismybusiness: [pbs.twimg.com image 850x841]


Bottom right: the NFL doesn't pay like it used to.
 
2021-09-22 12:03:43 AM  
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2021-09-22 12:04:21 AM  

Lsherm: The heavy metals inside them keep going up to higher than gold prices, so the incentive is high to buy a stolen one. A stolen cat goes for 5-800, but the materials inside them are worth 5 grand.


No, they aren't.
 
2021-09-22 12:06:11 AM  

farkingismybusiness: [pbs.twimg.com image 850x841]


Well I'm stealing that.
 
2021-09-22 12:06:12 AM  
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2021-09-22 12:08:17 AM  

Lsherm: The heavy metals inside them keep going up to higher than gold prices, so the incentive is high to buy a stolen one. A stolen cat goes for 5-800, but the materials inside them are worth 5 grand


$500 maybe.
 
2021-09-22 12:09:30 AM  
Maybe worth a bit more.

$5k? You wouldn't have people taking them to scrap yards if they were worth that.
 
2021-09-22 12:17:59 AM  
I hope the exhaust system is ok
 
2021-09-22 12:25:32 AM  
I guess he should have been voting correctly and working hard to get into politics so that he could change things from the inside to make things better for all poor people in this country instead of what, being born poor into a sh*tty world and having no opportunities so there by giving up hope and becoming addicted to meth and stealing to support his habit?

How many of you believe yourselves to be good people?
 
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2021-09-22 12:28:34 AM  

fragMasterFlash: zbtop: Ultimately, the places buying these things, knowing full well they're stolen, need to get cracked down on to stop providing an outlet and profit incentive for this sort of thing.

Some dudes roll into a town in a panel van with some meth, find people looking to get high and set them up with an angle grinder and put them to work. They keep moving town to town until the panel van is full and then head to a trusted scrap dealer who only buys in significant quantities from people they trust. As far as the cops are concerned the scrap dealer is squeaky clean and the cycle continues as long as people are chasing the tweaker dragon.


Sounds like a better solution is to require scrap yards to only accept catalytic coverters for anything beyond steel weight if they're still attached to the car to which they belonged, and before reselling to have to document VIN information on each and every unit and provide that information to both state databases and to the processing facilities.
 
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