Nissan Skyline GT-R thief busted by internet forum members
Normally, one would think all is lost; the car must have been stripped apart and hidden behind closed doors within minutes. Fortunately, this thief wasn't so clever. Possibly forgetting that he was in possession of an atypical vehicle sporting dealer plates, or that he had flaunted a characteristic injury during the commission of his crime, the thief continued to cruise the streets of Calgary. It didn't take more than a few hours after the start of the internet thread for a reader to spot the hot property at a local mall. The perpetrator was even captured on camera. Needless to say, his photo was quickly posted for all to see, and several members recognized the thief in all his three-fingered glory. They responded by forking over his Facebook page, full name, address and workplace information. He was promptly nicknamed "The Claw" and became the subject of many online Photoshop mockeries.
The saga eventually reached its conclusion when readers visited the thief's home, boxed in the stolen GT-R and video taped the police hauling "The Claw" off to jail. Naturally, the web-savvy bunch had the video up on YouTube in no time. Catch it below, and thanks to all who sent tips!
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