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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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  • Thieves Use Mystery Device To Hack Car
    Thieves Use Mystery Device To Hack Car

    Police are finally starting to catch up to crafty thieves who are using a cheap wireless fob to hack into cars. The device, which has been used in other break-ins around the world, had confounded authorities until now.Af......

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  • More Cars Stolen On Halloween Than Any Other Holiday
    More Cars Stolen On Halloween Than Any Other Holiday

    The National Crime Information Center declared Halloween to be the busiest holiday for car thieves, according to vehicle theft data complied by the National Insurance Crime Bureau.Overall, 2,328 vehicles were stolen on H......

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  • Neighbors Trap Would-Be Car Thief In Vehicle
    Neighbors Trap Would-Be Car Thief In Vehicle

    This takes Neighborhood Watch to a whole new level.A group of neighbors in a small English town banded together to stop a car thief. Not only did they stop him, they trapped him in the vehicle he was trying to steal unti......

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  • Car Thief Sprayed With Invisible Ink During Break-In
    Car Thief Sprayed With Invisible Ink During Break-In

    A car thief was caught red – or rather green – handed after attempting to steal from a car fitted with an anti-theft device. SmartWater traceable liquid burst on Yafet Askale's face as he rifled through valua......

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