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A Stolen Vehicle Crashed Into
a Cop Car. Inside, a Surprise
Aug 18, 2023 8:50 AM CDT
A Stolen Vehicle Crashed Into a Cop Car. Inside, a Surprise
The owner, a juvenile, fled the crash site and was later arrested; suspect never mentioned the cat
- Connecticut police who found a kitten in a stolen car say they've located the animal's owner: a juvenile suspect who fled and was arrested after the car crashed. The Meriden Police Department said on its Facebook page Thursday that the gray-and-white male cat, believed to be about 7...
After Cops Arrested 6,
the Arrests Kept Coming
in case you missed it
May 28, 2023 7:20 AM CDT
After Cops Arrested 6, the Arrests Kept Coming
Auto theft case goes off the rails after guardian for detained juveniles shows up in a stolen car
- An auto theft case in Maryland took a wild turn after the guardian of four detained juveniles who came to the police station to pick them up was arrested as well. KOMO reports that on May 16, cops ran a check on two occupied Hyundais parked in a business lot...
Cops: Man Shot Thief After
Tracking Truck With Airtag
Mar 31, 2023 8:45 AM CDT
Cops: Man Shot Thief After Tracking Truck With Airtag
'Please do not take matters in your own hands like this,' police in San Antonio say
- "If you are to get your vehicle stolen, I know it's frustrating, but please do not take matters in your own hands like this," a San Antonio police spokesman said after a suspected thief was shot and killed. The San Antonio Police Department said the owners of...
Cops: Man Took Truck for
Unusually Long Test Drive
Feb 23, 2023 10:25 AM CST
Cops: Man Took Truck for Unusually Long Test Drive
He was arrested inside an Atlantic City casino, 40 miles away from the dealership
- A New Jersey man who apparently gambled on not getting caught took a new pickup truck for a test drive and was arrested at a casino almost 40 miles away. Police in Stafford Township say Jason DeAngelo, 47, took a 2023 white GMC Sierra from a dealership around 11am Saturday...
Hertz Will Pay $168M to
Drivers It Accused of Theft
Dec 7, 2022 12:05 PM CST
Hertz Will Pay $168M to Drivers It Accused of Theft
Some customers spent months in jail
- Hertz has agreed to pay $168 million to customers it falsely accused of stealing its rental cars, which led to arrests at gunpoint and jail time in some cases. The company said Monday that the settlement will cover 364 people, "more than 95%" of such claims, NPR reports. In...
Routine Traffic Stop Over
Taillight Takes an Unusual Turn
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Nov 12, 2022 4:25 PM CST
Routine Traffic Stop Over Taillight Takes an Unusual Turn
Hannah Warren, 25, allegedly stole car while police were with driver, led cops on high-speed chase
- Call it the perfect crime of opportunity, though not so perfect that the alleged perpetrator didn't get caught. Cops in Buchtel, Ohio, pulled over a 2017 Nissan SUV on Oct. 29, driven by one Kevin McDonald, for a rear taillight violation, reports WCHS . McDonald was the subject of an...
Deputies: Boys' Theft of
Maserati Turned Deadly
Oct 3, 2022 8:59 AM CDT
Deputies: Boys' Theft of Maserati Turned Deadly
One teen has died, 2 others are badly injured after alleged car theft in St. Petersburg, Fla.
- One teen is dead and two others seriously hurt after an apparent high-speed joyride in Florida over the weekend. Gray News reports that deputies were responding to a call about a vehicle burglary in progress in St. Petersburg on Sunday around 3:20am, with the assistance of a flight unit,...
For Owners of Some Kias,
Hyundais, an Unusual Worry
Sep 24, 2022 3:00 PM CDT
For Owners of Some Kias, Hyundais, an Unusual Worry
Certain models are pretty easy to steal, as a TikTok trend reveals
- It's one TikTok trend that owners of certain models of Kia and Hyundai vehicles should probably know about. It turns out these models are pretty easy to steal, and videos of teens doing so and going for joyrides have exploded in popularity, reports the
Wall Street Journal
. Police also...
Don't Do This
Apr 13, 2022 7:32 AM CDT
Really Want an Audi? Don't Do This
Randy Cantwell arrested for impersonating federal marshal, trying to steal car in Tulsa, Okla.
- A man in Oklahoma apparently had his heart set on an Audi, but his alleged scheme to acquire one didn't work out the way it was supposed to. KTUL reports that Randy Cantwell was arrested in Tulsa after police say he showed up at a car dealership in Tulsa,...
Chase Stolen Party Bus
Feb 22, 2022 5:09 PM CST
California Cops Chase Stolen Party Bus
40-foot bus was pursued from San Diego to northern Los Angeles County
- The California Highway Patrol chased a stolen party bus across southern California Tuesday before it slammed into a sedan north of Los Angeles. Top Dog Limo Bus owner Susie Leitzke tells KTLA that the 40-foot vehicle was stolen in San Diego Tuesday morning when a person jumped in while the...
Video Shows Suspect
Dive From 55-Foot Bridge
Nov 4, 2021 4:49 AM CDT
Video Shows Suspect Dive From 55-Foot Bridge
Florida man was picked up by police boat
- Like the fugitive in
, a Florida man fleeing law enforcement survived a jump into water from a great height—but unlike the character played by Harrison Ford in the 1993 movie, Bryan Gray was quickly captured. Police say the 34-year-old dived from the Fort Myers-area Edison Bridge into...
Guy Who Led Cops
on Low-Speed Chase
Tells a Familiar Tale
Oct 19, 2021 11:00 AM CDT
Guy Who Led Cops on Low-Speed Chase Tells a Familiar Tale
Man suspected of stealing tow truck said bomb would blow up if he stopped, a la 'Speed'
- A man in a tow truck led police on an extremely slow chase through the streets of San Diego on Monday, never hitting speeds over 10mph. The pursuit began around 7:45pm as police went after an allegedly stolen tow truck. Over the course of an hour, officers followed the...
As Tom Cruise Filmed,
His BMW Was Boosted
Aug 27, 2021 1:03 PM CDT
As Tom Cruise Filmed, His BMW Was Boosted
Along with thousands of dollars in luggage stowed inside the X7 in England's Birmingham
- Tom Cruise is out a whole lot of luggage, as well as other belongings, after someone boosted the Beemer he was using while filming the next installment in the
franchise in England, reports Page Six . Sources say Cruise was "hopping mad" after the BMW X7 was stolen...
Cops: Popular Car-Part
Theft Proves Fatal
Mar 19, 2021 12:55 PM CDT
Cops: Popular Car-Part Theft Proves Fatal
Police say man in Anaheim was crushed while trying to steal catalytic converter from Prius
- In the early morning hours of St. Patrick's Day, police responded to a call from a worker at a local industrial building in Anaheim, Calif. The employee had made a distressing find upon arriving at the site: a man's unmoving legs sticking out from underneath one of the...
'Horror on Top of Heartbreak'
After Funeral Vehicle Stolen
Feb 12, 2021 10:09 AM CST
'Horror on Top of Heartbreak' After Funeral Vehicle Stolen
Woman's body was inside van taken from St. Louis convenience store
- In this week's "you had one job" post, a Missouri funeral home driver may be in a bit of trouble after an incident in St. Louis. Per KSDK , which deems the case "horror on top of heartbreak," local police are on the hunt for a white...
Cops: Girl Was Dragged
for Miles Behind Stolen SUV
Feb 8, 2021 12:36 PM CST
Cops: Girl Was Dragged for Miles Behind Stolen SUV
Wichita suspect faces felony murder charge
- Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsey says it's one of the saddest cases he's dealt with in his 28-year career. A 13-year-old girl died Saturday after being dragged for several miles by her family's stolen SUV, the
reports. Police spokesman Charley Davidson says the girl was...
Thief Steals Van of Dogs,
Portland Says Not So Fast
Feb 4, 2021 11:47 AM CST
Thief Steals Van of Dogs, Portland Says Not So Fast
Helpers from around the Oregon city helped doggy day care owner get her pooches back
- A woman who co-owns a doggy day care in Portland, Ore., had quite a scare Tuesday, but thanks to the efforts of locals, a thief who tried to steal her pooch-filled vehicle wasn't successful. Sunni Liston—whose company, Coopers Dogpatch, picks up dogs from their owners in the city...
Naked Florida Man
Steals Police Car: Cops
Jan 23, 2021 11:21 AM CST
Naked Florida Man Steals Police Car: Cops
Joshua Shenker faces numerous charges
- Joshua Shenker—“a naked Florida man,” as the AP puts it—was arrested this week after he allegedly stole a marked police vehicle and crashed it into a wooded area in Jacksonville. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office received multiple reports of a naked man running along I-10 on...
Kid in Car,
Jan 20, 2021 4:58 PM CST
Thief Finds Kid in Car, Lectures Mom
He returned the child and took off in the car
- A car thief who found a toddler in the backseat of a stolen vehicle drove back and chastised the mother for leaving the child unattended before taking off again, police in Oregon said. The woman went into a grocery store about 15 feet from the car Saturday, the AP reports,...
Don't Use a Lock Box
in case you missed it
Dec 6, 2020 10:35 AM CST
Surfers' Warning: Don't Use a Lock Box
Thieves can bust into them, as California surfers have learned
- California surfers say they're "under attack" by car thieves—and warn that anyone else using a lock box is vulnerable. Surfers often use lock boxes to hide their car keys while surfing at beaches in San Francisco. The problem, as the
San Francisco Chronicle
reports, is that lock...
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