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409Hero Gets His Crashed Truck Back Better Than New

Community pitches in to repair and revamp truck used to stop joyriding teen

Bryson Rowley was that hero who used his own truck to stop a dangerous joyrider from potentially running over a child. The collision caused some $7,500 to his 2008 Dodge Ram 2500, but instead of getting stuck with the bill his community pitched in a helping hand.

123Joyrider nearly collides with kids, chased down by cops

A 14-year-old joyrider was able to outrun police in Utah but couldn't make it around a protective parent in a pickup truck. According to KSTU Fox 13 News in Utah, the thieving youngster's grandfather reported the white Hyundai Veloster missing, and police were already searching for it. As it turns out, his grandson had taken it and was driving like a crazy person. He even sped through a park where children were playing and into a neighborhood (video below).

489Boys' Late-Night Joyride Ends In Tragedy

One boy is dead, the other seriously injured

One Michigan boy is dead and another hospitalized with serious injuries after a late-night joyride on Tuesday ended in a crash.

17Police dash cams catch crook driving stolen cop car

This past Friday, police officers form the unfortunately named White Settlement, TX responded to a break-in at an antique store. The police arrived to catch Darren Porter in the act, arrested him, and put him in secure custody in the back of a cruiser... or so they thought.

133Mercedes techs taking C63 AMG Coupe Black Series for joyride caught on video

The Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series is a whole lotta car. Not only is the name a mouthful, but the 510-horsepower German rocket can be a handful too, well, in the wrong hands. This wouldn't be the first time we've seen techs or valets getting their kicks behind the wheel of a vehicle that doesn't belong to them, but it seems some employees at one Ottawa-area dealer didn't get the memo.

103Thief steals Porsche 911, does donuts in police parking lot [w/video]

What is thought to be a band of thieves broke into eight cars at a park-and-ride lot in Salem, New Hampshire. Then it is thought they went next door to Cars, Inc. and stole a Mercedes-Benz, a Land Rover and a 2003 Porsche 911. The Mercedes and Land Rover getaway drivers reportedly went on about their business quietly. The Porsche driver, on the other hand, decided to flaunt what he got: at 2 a.m. he drove eight miles over the border to Methuen, Massachusetts, pulled into the local police station

43Dumb: Top speed runs on public roads. Dumber: Uploading them to YouTube

Click above to see "Canberra Joyride" parts one and two

4China's BYD Auto takes Jalopnik on Cobo Center joyride

BYD's Wang Chanfu and Jalopnik's Matt Hardigree say hi to the ALMS folks

38Why some folks don't trust valets

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4Aussie boys borrow grandma's ride, hit the road

A pair of young Australian brothers who were apparently over eager to see their grandfather decided to clandestinely borrow their grandmother's red Holden Commodore on Sunday and set out to find him. The two boys drove around 60 miles, none of which would be news if the boys weren't ages 10 and six.

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