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    Video: Alleged car thief foiled after posting cap-busting footage of himself on YouTube [w/video]
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    When are people going to learn that posting videos of themselves on YouTube doing something illegal is impossibly stupid can be used against them in a court of law? Motorcycles carelessly speeding through traffic at triple-digit speeds are one thing, but driving around in the suburbs randomly ...

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    Report: Judge gives car thief break, thief gives judge's car a break-in
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    Stealing cars is (obviously) against the law, and getting caught usually translates into a significant prison term. We're guessing the crime is just a bit stiffer if you're caught attempting to swipe the ride of a judge, especially if you just left her court room. SF Gate reports that Judge ...

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    Video: Resourceful thief lifts Jeep from dealer using crane
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    A car thief in La Porte, Indiana recently put his own spin on the old smash-and-grab routine. The enterprising individual drove a flatbed truck that would typically be used for logging onto a car lot after hours on Sunday, October 16. Our man hopped out and used a giant crane to hook a 2008 Jeep ...

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    Video: Angry owner catches would-be Mercedes thief... with a forklift
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    Forget LoJack, your Viper alarm system and The Club, all you really need to nab would-be car thieves is a forklift. That was the preferred tool of one Norwegian man who was set on stopping a crook from pinching a Mercedes-Benz E-Class from the W210 generation. The man grabbed the Benz with his ...

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    Infographic: NHTSA helps you crack down on auto theft
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    What a terrible feeling. You walk outside, ready to head out to work or maybe to a friend's house, and your vehicle is gone. Auto theft is a $6.4-billion-per-year problem. In fact, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration built a handy infographic to illustrate just how big of a problem ...

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    Report: FL classic car dealer cops 18 month plea for selling cars that weren't his
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    When buying a classic car from an auto dealer, there is a lot to worry about. Is the vehicle going to be a money pit? Do all the numbers match? Am I getting a fair deal with regards to financing? All fair questions to be sure, but if you dealt with Daniel Lussier of Auto Image Motor Cars you also ...

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    Fed launches national auto database to curb theft, fraud. Only took 17 years
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    You may or may not know this, but that used vehicle on sale at your local dealership with a "clean" title could have been wrecked, stolen or involved in a flood. So much for the pristine title that you looked at before purchasing the vehicle. Congress and the Justice Department have known about ...

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    Lock Those Doors: New Year's Day the worst holiday for stolen cars?
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    Maybe it's the mass inebriation that makes it easier, but New Year's Eve is apparently hottest holiday for car theft. If the whole world is already sleeping it off, there's no way anybody is going to pay heed to your stupid alarm, perhaps. As proof, our corporate cousins at AOL Autos breaks down ...

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    Nissan Skyline GT-R thief busted by internet forum members
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    Due to the Canadian 15 year or older vehicle exemption rule it is not all too surprising to find a slightly modified R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R on a dealer's lot. Such was the situation at Heritage Auto Sales in Calgary, Alberta. The dealership had a charcoal grey 1991 GT-R with a Greddy single turbo ...

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    Taking Liberty: Car thief blunders big-time with trade-in
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    var digg_url = 'http://www.digg.com/offbeat_news/Car_thief_steals_Jeep_makes_crucial_blunder_on_trade_in_attempt'; Today's tale involving the questionable decision-making skills of criminals comes from Norwalk, CT. It seems that one Jazrahel King had visited the Wholesalers of America used car ...

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    PSA: Gone in 4 Seconds - Protecting your valuables and ID
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    Even if it's obvious, it never hurts to remind people to be more careful on the road or around their vehicles, so we figured we'd share this video clip with all of you. Broward County Sheriff Ken Jenne offers a frightening look at how quickly and easily a thief can make off with your valuables ...

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    PSA: Stealing a car to get to your auto theft court date probably not the best plan
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    Thomas Minks is either hopelessly compulsive, or a candidate for a World's Stupidest Criminal Award. Last Thursday, Mink was at a crack house when he remembered he needed to appear in court on theft and auto theft charges from stealing a vehicle back in January.Apparently having no other forms of ...

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