• May 24th 2007 at 9:54AM
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Smash-and-grab robberies usually involve thugs breaking a car window, grabbing some desirable object left in plain sight (such as a purse or an iPod), and making tracks. A team of thieves in Shippensburg, PA, however, has clearly outgrown that JV stuff and moved up to the Varsity level by applying the tried-and-true smash-and-grab techniques to Naugle Motors, a local Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep dealer.

That's where they apparently broke into an '08 Jeep Patriot, got it started, and then drove it through the showroom door to get what they really wanted: the Sublime Green Charger Daytona sitting on the floor. (They couldn't have smashed a Compass instead? What gives?) Once in the Dodge, the perpetrators got the hell outta Dodge, so to speak. (BaDumBum -Ed.) Authorities have not recovered the car, but if it isn't in pieces or on some container ship headed overseas, we have a hunch that it'll get found.

After all, a Daytona with the Sublime finish is basically visible from outer space. If it's local, someone's gonna see it.

[Source: The Sentinel]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      as a bit of reference... aside from the college, that area of PA isn't exactly full of geniuses... stealing the brightest car possible seems about right.
      • 8 Years Ago
      for every one who is now familiar with shippensburg's naugle motors, let me fill you in. at any point in time the showroom is easily accessable, they also leave the keys in the ignition even when the dealership is closed. recently though the shippensburg police did find the car wrecked in a feild, also they caught A 14 YEAR OLD who apparently stole the car and was caught after showing off the keys in his classroom.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I think budget also rents these lime green Daytona's as well.
        • 8 Years Ago
        Dollar rents these as well. I had the pleasure of driving one around Scottsdale, AZ for a few days about two months ago. It is definitely an eye catcher, and is a hoot to drive. The big HEMI sounds real nice when you get on it, but the damn traction control (even when you turn the switch off) is a real killjoy.

        Ha, yeah good ole "Shipp" is out in the middle of farm country where there is not much to do but drink, so I can see where an idea like this could have hatched. My money is on some bored Shipp U colleged kids.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow, what is with that color dodge getting swiped lately?

      Wasn't there just a story about one of these being stolen from a guy, and then found in a chop shop yard, because the police saw the color through the fence?

      I almost thought this was a repeat story.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I've got an idea for cutting down on the time it takes to steal a car off the dealer floor: grab a rock to smash the glass. Geeze.
      • 8 Years Ago
      also see www.flashfogsecurity.com
      • 8 Years Ago
      Here is how to stop this: Smoke them out!
      • 8 Years Ago
      With a kick ass car like that maybe these thieves could plead temporary insanity. If I thought I was cool enough to drive a lime green car I'd have one.
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