• Feb 6th 2012 at 2:00PM
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In what could be billed as the easiest car theft of all time, a San Jose area man happened upon a Toyota Camry on a dealership lot that had been left unlocked with the engine running. Security cameras captured him examining the car, checking that the coast was clear and taking off.

The thief was eventually stopped and captured by police. Check out the video for yourself above.



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      danwat1234
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why did a guy leave the engine running? Doesn't he know it wastes lots of gas?
      LORETTA
      • 3 Years Ago
      If you really think that we are a nation of thieves... think again! Have you ever been to another country? Have you ever read information of another country????
      scott
      • 3 Years Ago
      On a different subject - to all these ad companies that attaching commercials to these videos........THEY DON'T WORK - WE DON'T WATCH THEM! SO PLEASE STOP, THEY ARE NOTHING MORE THAN AN ANNOYANCE. I HAVE NEVER PURCHASED FROM A COMPANY THAT RUNS ADDS ON THESE NEWS VIDEOS! SO STOP WASTING OUR TIME AND YOUR MONEY!!!!!!
      • 3 Years Ago
      So they cut the video right before he drives away (potentially the most interesting part) so we can hear a girl talking like William Shatner give us mundane facts about average sales figures?
        galocke
        • 3 Years Ago
        Glad I didn't watch the video. Thanks for the spoiler!
      myfriendindover
      • 3 Years Ago
      The police caught him just few minutes after he took the car and crashed in it. That was an "easy" crime? I don't think so.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Am I the only one annoyed by this teenage valley girl Lucy Blodgett on Morning Rush. Is it someones daughter that can't get a job or dropped out of high school???
      • 3 Years Ago
      Stupid Stupid Stupid
      Sam Curcuro
      • 3 Years Ago
      The only real mistake a car dealer would make is selling you a car at the true price, Their insurance company will pay the full amount, so big deal!
        EBH
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Sam Curcuro
        Your wrong the insurance will only pay cost minus the deductable... Get educated before you make a stupid comment
      • 3 Years Ago
      I've got this story beat. Back in 2002, I had just got off work at the local casino and it was 2am on a Sunday morning and decided to go look at new Jeep's in the lot while the day vampires (car sales men) were all asleep. I noticed a really nice Jeep Wrangler on the carosel and was looking at it and as it was spinning around and I got to the back of the vehicle, I look at the spare tire and sitting on top of the tire are the KEYS to the vehicle. Now for a nano second I did think of driving it off the lot but I like my job and didn't want to lose it as a casino dealer. So, I called 911 and asked for a police officer to come and get the keys off the car. 5 minutes later a car showed up and the officer asked me if I checked to see if the keys were the keys to that car. I said NO WAY, because as soon as I go to check, one of your cars drives by and I get arrested for trying to steal it. He took the keys, opened the door and started the truck up. We dropped the keys in one of those mail slots at the showroom floor and I called them in the A.M. to let them know about what I had done. Got no thank you or nothing for my efforts so I decided NOT to buy the vehicle from their lot and wound up with a Toyota Tundra instead.
      nuclearboy2020
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't see what the big deal is, its just a toyota.
      user598486
      • 3 Years Ago
      If people were to lose there life for stealing a car, they would think twice!..But were such a liberal country you can commet murder, and beat it...
      Michael S. Moore
      • 3 Years Ago
      I have been selling cars for 17 years, when a car has a dead battery, we will jump it and let it run to charge the battery back up. We also leave cars running as we are moving the lot around. It is possible the salesman or lot guy started the car and then went to get another car or something along those lines. Long story short, cars are left running or unlocked or unlocked with the keys in them on lots all the time, that does not mean you can steal them!
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