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(KLKN-TV Lincoln)   What the Pho? Grandma yells at car thieves who just stole her car with grand kids inside. Thieves immediately crash into building   (klkntv.com) divider line
    More: Asinine, Crime, Harvey Keitel, Police, Lincoln restaurant, Theft, Criminal law, Lincoln, Nebraska, Car thieves  
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1578 clicks; posted to Main » on 23 Nov 2022 at 6:55 PM (10 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-11-23 7:02:59 PM  
3 votes:
I have questions:

1 - Why the fark are there so many unoccupied (other than granny and the kids) running cars in Lincoln Nebraska
2 - Are these kids getting their rocks off running stolen cars into buildings (and one truck), or do they really really need some drivers ed
3 - Why did two of the kids decide after two vehicle thefts that masks were a good idea
 
2022-11-23 7:04:52 PM  
2 votes:

Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: That's terrible! Is the Pho ok?!


Only if you get the real thing, with all the tripe, tendons and what not.

/it's phó mofo.
 
2022-11-23 7:17:26 PM  
2 votes:

A Festering Boil: I have questions:

1 - Why the fark are there so many unoccupied (other than granny and the kids) running cars in Lincoln Nebraska
2 - Are these kids getting their rocks off running stolen cars into buildings (and one truck), or do they really really need some drivers ed
3 - Why did two of the kids decide after two vehicle thefts that masks were a good idea


1. I have no idea.  It's been cold but not *that* cold.

Of course, I lived in MN for 15 years and loved it, so I'm probably not the best judge.

Even in the worst weather, I have never left my car running with the key in. I sit shivering and swearing while my car heats up like every other sane person in a town of more than 50 people.

I did dream of remote start, I mean who doesn't?  But it would never have occurred to me to go start my car, then leave it running with the key in.
 
2022-11-23 7:19:08 PM  
2 votes:
Who are all these people that leave their cars unlocked and motor running? Do they think they're cops?
 
2022-11-23 7:22:23 PM  
2 votes:

wingedkat: Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: That's terrible! Is the Pho ok?!

That's quite the crime spree for around here!

Also, I had no idea so many people leave their engines running with the key in the ignition.  I mean, I know people do that sometimes...  But enough that you can drive all over Lincoln Ne and find 3 vehicles available and running in the same evening?

I do want to think the best of people, but also come on does anyone even remember being a teenager? I'm 45 and I still do. The awful part is natural.  If you are lucky, you grow out of it.


292,000 odd people, mostly white, spread over a whole city that's triple landlocked and surrounded by corn in every direction for states? Seems like ground zero for a lot of midwest folksy stereotypes.

I image a lot folks just assume it's a safe place and act carelessly, which is why the violent crimes are below the national average while property crimes, per capita, are higher than NYC.
 
2022-11-23 7:35:03 PM  
2 votes:

wingedkat: Also, I had no idea so many people leave their engines running with the key in the ignition.


I don't know if it's a state (Maryland) or county (PG) thing, but it's against the law around here to leave your car running while you're not in it.

In part because of idiots who'd go into a 7-11 for their morning coffee and leave the engine running, and someone would take their car, and the cops got sick of dealing with it.

/has no idea if there's been any changes to make remote starters legal
 
2022-11-23 7:07:36 PM  
1 vote:

Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: That's terrible! Is the Pho ok?!


That's quite the crime spree for around here!

Also, I had no idea so many people leave their engines running with the key in the ignition.  I mean, I know people do that sometimes...  But enough that you can drive all over Lincoln Ne and find 3 vehicles available and running in the same evening?

I do want to think the best of people, but also come on does anyone even remember being a teenager? I'm 45 and I still do. The awful part is natural.  If you are lucky, you grow out of it.
 
2022-11-23 7:37:08 PM  
1 vote:

Oneiros: wingedkat: Also, I had no idea so many people leave their engines running with the key in the ignition.

I don't know if it's a state (Maryland) or county (PG) thing, but it's against the law around here to leave your car running while you're not in it.

In part because of idiots who'd go into a 7-11 for their morning coffee and leave the engine running, and someone would take their car, and the cops got sick of dealing with it.

/has no idea if there's been any changes to make remote starters legal


Nicest thing about my new car is the remote start option. Starts the engine and heater but it can't drive away without my key in it.
 
2022-11-24 2:50:39 AM  
1 vote:

A Festering Boil: I have questions:

1 - Why the fark are there so many unoccupied (other than granny and the kids) running cars in Lincoln Nebraska
2 - Are these kids getting their rocks off running stolen cars into buildings (and one truck), or do they really really need some drivers ed
3 - Why did two of the kids decide after two vehicle thefts that masks were a good idea


I've noticed we get a lot of Nebraska crime stories in general. Better to move to one of those urban places where it's safe.
 
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