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Thief steals the wrong biker's motorcycle

This alleged thief gets kicked off of a motorcycle when someone saddles up on another bike, puts on a camera, and tracks the guy down.

Mother Of Five Has Stolen Car Returned After Texting Thief

Van was returned with fresh transmission fluid

A mother of five in Missouri couldn't believe her luck when her stolen van was returned to her last week after she pleaded with the thief via text.

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Thief on scooter caught on video, then by police in Vietnam

The growing popularity of dashcams is catching all sorts of bad behavior on the road, and the devices can often help police find the perpetrator. Case in point: This alleged thief who was filmed pickpocketing on the move in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

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Alleged car thief foiled after posting cap-busting footage of himself on YouTube [w/video]

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 shooting a handgun out of the window is every bit as asinine.

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Not News: Car stolen in Detroit. News: 1930 Model A in Henry Ford Museum's lot

A man visiting the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn from California was introduced to the city's less pleasant side recently. The Detroit News reports thieves made off with his 2001 Ford F-250 pickup truck. That would be bad enough by itself, but the truck was hooked to an enclosed trailer, which housed his clas

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Thief 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 L

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CA bank robber foiled by vanity plates bearing own name

There's no such thing as the perfect crime, but some criminals are clearly more perfect than others. According to UT San Diego, a man wearing latex gloves and sunglasses recently strolled into a Chase Bank in San Diego, pointed a gun at a teller and began demanding money. The teller wisely obliged, handing over $2,920 in cash before the robber took to his vehicle and fled in a white Ford Expedition. Onlookers were quick to jot down the v

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Corvette with dead battery traps would-be thief

Here's a useful tip for all you would-be Chevrolet Corvette thieves out there: If you happen to find yourself in a Vette with the windows up and the doors locked when the battery goes dead, there's an actual mechanical release for the door mechanism squirreled away inside.

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Resourceful thief lifts Jeep from dealer using crane

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 Wrangler through the roof and drop it onto th

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REPORT: Thieves derail James May's bid for toy train record

Railroad enthusiasts are a pretty passionate bunch. They're not auto enthusiast crazy, but they're close. Top Gear presenter James May fed off that steam-powered energy by working with 400 volunteers to build the longest ever toy train track for his new BBC series James May's Toy Stories. The track was to travel 10 miles from Barnstaple to Bideford, North Devon in the UK, and the Guinness book of World Records was on hand to record the feat for prosperity in the event that it s

Gas prices aren't that high ... if you're stealing it

Photo by Clearly Ambiguous. Licensed under Creative Commons license 2.0.

Catalytic Converters: Thieves target the pod of precious metal

Bulging in the exhaust system like a rabbit deep in the belly of a boa, the catalytic converter cleans engine fumes before they are released into the air. To the inexperienced, the oversized metal cylinder looks rather uninteresting. To a thief, it is a pod of precious metal worth nearly $200 on the black market.

Friday Humor: Could this turn out to be the most expensive tank of gas ever?

Some free advice for any would-be thieves out there: if you steal a car and then return it, don't leave a trail of receipts behind. Considering that most every gas station has security cameras these days, it probably was not that hard to locate the perp who stole the truck in question, which he then traded for a SUV. When he traded vehicles, he left his gas station receipt behind, which the cops were able to use to fetch a video of their thief in the act of pumping

BUSTED! Canada's largest chop shop caught with 700 stolen cars

For years, gearheads have made some extra coin buying junk cars like Mustangs and Chevelles, taking them

Love Hertz: Shelby GT-H rental stolen, man arrested

As devout members of Our Lady of Blowers and Burnouts, most of us can sympathize with someone that rents the Shelby GT-H and then has to return the 'Stang to their local Hertz office. It must be a tough pill to swallow, but at the end of the day, what's the alternative?

Beach beauties in Moscow lead to boosted cars

The last thing you expect when exiting your vehicle to witness a group of women stripping down and washing each other on the beach is for someone to jack your car, but that's exactly what dozens of Russian motorists encountered recently in Moscow thanks to a creative group of car thieves. The heist involved three attractive women who would stage their show at Balashikh Beach in Moscow. When hapless drivers would stop and get out of their cars to ogle, a gang of miscreants would swoop in and boos