Tag Archives: Car Crime

Honda Airbags Are Now a Hot Commodity for Thieves

For some reason, there’s apparently been a recent uptick in airbag thefts, and some thieves have been exclusively choosing Honda vehicles as their targets, USA Today writes in its report on the issue. Here’s a look at how bad this strange problem has gotten in some parts of the U.S.

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Let’s Track Down This Stolen 1970 Ford F-250

Stealing someone’s beloved car is such a scumbag move. But unfortunately, it happens. This time, the owners of a wonderful, yellow 1970 Ford F-250 Camper Special are distraught over the truck’s disappearance. Let’s see if we can help them find it.

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What to Do If a Parking Garage Damages Your Car

It was my dreaded nightmare and it finally happened: The garage valet scraped my car. Fucking dammit. I was pissed. What do you do if this happens to you?

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EU Rules That Any Data Your Autonomous Car Generates Can Be Copyrighted By The Carmaker

Let’s be absolutely clear here: what I’m about to tell you about is a very bad precedent for anyone who works on their own cars, or may want to work on their own cars in the future, or even anyone who wants to keep any control over their own transportation, and not become a data farm for huge companies. In a European…

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EU Rules That Any Data Your Autonomous Car Generates Is Copyrighted By The Carmaker

Let’s be absolutely clear here: what I’m about to tell you about is a very bad precedent for anyone who works on their own cars, or may want to work on their own cars in the future, or even anyone who wants to keep any control over their own transportation, and not become a data farm for huge companies. In a European…

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Can You Help Ottawa Police Identify This Car? 

The Ottawa Police Service needs help identifying the car in the image above, as its driver may have information about an 11 year-old girl who has been missing for over two weeks.

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CHP Pulls Over Truck Towing an SUV Towing a Trailer

I have to admit, I sort of admire this person’s determination and willingness to help his friends. These are admirable qualities, it’s just that they maybe didn’t execute their plans in the best way. At least, that’s what the Valley Division CHP felt, when they arrested this person who appears to have been driving a…

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Guy Reportedly Tries to Steal Three Ladas, All Three Break Down UPDATED

I’ll admit, this story from AutoClassics.com is incredibly light on details and I’ve had trouble finding other sources for it, but it’s fun, so what the hell: in Russia, a guy tries to steal three Ladas, on three separate occasions, and each time the Ladas break down before he can complete his crime. See, a Lada’s…

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An Alleged $364 Million Ponzi Scheme Paid for This Massive Supercar Collection

A supercar is a go-to purchase when you run into some extra, possibly illegal cash, which is what federal prosecutors say a now-indicted Maryland man did with the millions he earned from an alleged Ponzi scheme. But he didn’t stop at just one, prosecutors say, collecting around two dozen luxury cars, including four…

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Scottish Police Want to Arm Residential Vigilantes With Their Own Speed Guns

Here’s a scenario: You live in a nice, quiet, residential neighborhood. You let your kids play outside. It’s idyllic. Except for the hoodlums that come speeding through from time to time. There’s only so much the police can do, right? Maybe it’s time to take things into your own hands.

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