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  • Truck Tailgate Thefts Rose 31 Percent Last Year
    Truck Tailgate Thefts Rose 31 Percent Last Year

    According to a study from the National Insurance Crime Bureau, truck tailgate theft is becoming more of a problem. From January 1, 2012, to December 31, 2013, the number of instances of this type of theft jumped a remark......

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  • California Man Reunited 33 Years Later With Thunderbird
    California Man Reunited 33 Years Later With Thunderbird

    A California man was at a loss for words when he was reunited with his prized 1964 Ford Thunderbird on Tuesday, 33 years after it was stolen from a bar parking lot.Gary Chartrand could hardly believe how well his old Thu......

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  • Automakers To Fight Distracted Driving With New Technology
    Automakers To Fight Distracted Driving With New Technology

    General Motors is taking the fight against distracted driving from billboards and public-service announcements into its cars, deploying new technology that keeps an eye on where the driver's are glancing.GM is partnering......

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  • Fourth Grader Thwarts Carjacking In Texas
    Fourth Grader Thwarts Carjacking In Texas

    Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economyLast week a 9-year-old boy in Houston, Texas, saved himself and several other kids from a car-jacking criminal by calling 911.Alex Veasley, 9, wa......

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  • Stolen Cars No Longer A Big Problem In Big Cities
    Stolen Cars No Longer A Big Problem In Big Cities

    New York is experiencing a dramatic drop in car thefts thanks to new laws and technology that make stealing cars unprofitable. Car thefts have dropped more than 95 percent over the past two decades in the city.It seems c......

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  • Tow Truck Company Illegally Targeted 'Gay Days' Attendees
    Tow Truck Company Illegally Targeted 'Gay Days' Attendees

    The owner of a tow truck company in Orange County, Florida was arrested last week for targeting and illegally towing gay pride participants' cars.Police charged Jason P. Combs, owner of ASAP Towing, with 29 counts of gra......

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  • Auto Industry Continues To Grapple With Challenges Of Cyber Threats
    Auto Industry Continues To Grapple With Challenges Of Cyber Threats

    A telephone is not a telephone. It's a computer that makes phone calls. A refrigerator is not a refrigerator. It's a computer that keeps food cold. And a car is no longer a car. It's a computer with wheels and an engine.......

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  • Tesla Investigating Fiery Model S Crash In Los Angeles
    Tesla Investigating Fiery Model S Crash In Los Angeles

    Automobiles can be dangerous objects, especially when moving at highway speeds. The July 4th holiday in the US, which took place this past weekend, is often an extra-dangerous time on America's roads, with an average of ......

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  • Corvette Stolen In Detroit Returned To Owner After 33 Years
    Corvette Stolen In Detroit Returned To Owner After 33 Years

    A Detroit man had his stolen Corvette returned 33 years after it disappeared while parked on one of Detroit's main drags, according to ABC 7.The last time George Talley saw his 1979 Corvette was on a July day in 1981, wh......

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  • Is Detroit Becoming 'Carjack City'?
    Is Detroit Becoming 'Carjack City'?

    You know things are getting ridiculous with Detroit when Dan Gilbert, owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, is talking you-know-what about the Detroit Pistons. Now a story from the Associated Press piles on, declaring Detroi......

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  • The Most Stolen Cars In America
    The Most Stolen Cars In America

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found there were 3.59 thefts per 1,000 vehicles produced between 1990 and today. ...

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  • Why Memorial Day Is A Car Thief's Day To Go To Work
    Why Memorial Day Is A Car Thief's Day To Go To Work

    Go ahead. Enjoy your BBQ. But lock your car in a safe place, because Memorial Day is the second-worst day of the year for car theft. Or second best if you are a thief.Why Memorial Day? One reason is that people tend to v......

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  • Only Four Tesla Model S Cars Ever Stolen
    Only Four Tesla Model S Cars Ever Stolen

    Tesla owners are some of the most satisfied car owners in America, and now they have one more reason to love their Model S: They basically never get stolen.In the last three years just four of the luxury electric cars ha......

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  • Stolen '57 Chevy Returned To Owner After 30 Years
    Stolen '57 Chevy Returned To Owner After 30 Years

    Three decades after it was stolen, a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air has been returned to a Northern California man - in better shape than when he originally owned it.The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports Ian "Skip" Wilson was sh......

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  • Woman Steals Reporter's Car On Camera
    Woman Steals Reporter's Car On Camera

    A reporter in Florida investigating a rental property scam lost some property of his own when a woman took off with his news vehicle.Veteran reporter Josh Taylor was investigating chiropractor Dr. Craig Siegal for ABC 7.......

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  • Teen Who Stole Guy Fieri's Lamborghini Receives Life Sentence
    Teen Who Stole Guy Fieri's Lamborghini Receives Life Sentence

    A California man received a life sentence with possibility of parole Thursday for attempted murder and the theft of celebrity chef Guy Fieri's Lamborghini.Max Wade was only 16 when he stole the $200,000 super car owned b......

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  • Beware Of New Year's Car Theft
    Beware Of New Year's Car Theft

    Heading out for New Year's Eve? Not only should drivers take care not to drive after too many tipples, they should take extra precautions against thieves. The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NCIB) reports January 1 is t......

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  • Car Stolen From Family With Special Needs Child
    Car Stolen From Family With Special Needs Child

    A family in Washington claims they'll have to cancel doctor's appointments, surgeries and possibly Christmas gifts after their car was stolen over the weekend.Michael and Melissa Brown said they awoke to find the family'......

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  • Car Thief Smashes Several Cars While Fleeing Accident
    Car Thief Smashes Several Cars While Fleeing Accident

    A Chicago man used a stolen SUV to play full-sized bumper cars this week, and a concerned citizen caught it all on camera.Kenzel Lesure, 19, allegedly rear-ended a cab in a stolen SUV. The enraged cabbie then blocked Les......

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  • Woman Owned Stolen Car For Six Years
    Woman Owned Stolen Car For Six Years

    When Nebraska state troopers came knocking on Jill Matthews' door, she never expected they'd walk away with the car she'd spent six years making payments on.A multi-state car theft scam traced back to an Illinois used-ca......

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