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Offline theking

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Good! Well deserved like the guy in California
« on: March 16, 2023, 09:12:19 AM »
Another catalytic converter thief killed under car

The pandemic and ensuing supply chain problems highlighted several some of humanityís worst traits, not the least of which was greed. Shady sellers started marking up essential goods, and others just decided to steal what they needed to get by. When the prices of the precious metals within vehicle catalytic converters went sky-high, converter thefts exploded in number, reaching critical levels in metro areas nationwide. Things have reached the point where people are dying, though, itís currently limited to the people doing the stealing.

First a thief in California died last month when the owner of a vehicle who was napping behind the wheel during the theft woke up and unknowingly ran over him. Now WSAV-TV in Savannah, Georgia, reports that police in Chatham County, Georgia, responded to the call last week when a car lot employee found a deceased man under one of their cars. Officials said the scene indicates he was trying to remove the catalytic converter before the vehicle fell on him.

Thieves tend to choose SUVs and pickup trucks to avoid this problem. The taller vehicles offer more room to slide or crawl underneath and operate the saw needed to remove the catalytic converter. We donít know what kind of vehicle fell on the unlucky thief, but itís likely a sedan or minivan or a favorite of the thieves, a Toyota Prius. The report doesn't say, but the vehicle must have been jacked up to have fallen.



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Re: Good! Well deserved like the guy in California
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2023, 12:24:29 PM »
Just heard on the news radio.  The top vehicle for cat thief in 2022 is them Ford F-150 trucks



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