• Car2Go Smart Fortwo, in Portland

    A fraud ring of 21 people stole 100 vehicles from the carsharing service Car2Go in Chicago using fraudulent means.

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    Would-Be Porsche Thief Foiled By Locked Doors

    A man in Cologne, Germany was locked in the Porsche Cayenne he was trying to steal.

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    Manual Gearbox Thwarts Car Thieves In Massachusetts; Suspects Flee

    If you're going to steal a car, don't be stupid. Not that we recommend stealing cars, naturally. But it might be a good idea to make sure you know how to drive the the car you're planning to steal. That's the lesson presumably learned on Tuesday night by three men, one of them said to be carrying a...

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    Park Your Porsche To Protect From Pot-Growing Pilferers: Video

    HID headlights have always been a target for thieves, and some brands of automobiles have earned a reputation for being easy to steal from. Such is the case with Porsche, which is why a Miami-Dade Circuit Court judge recently approved a class action lawsuit over Porsche’s headlight design...

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    Carjackings Happen In Sweden, Too

    No matter where in the world you live, driving can be fraught with danger. We’ll admit that we have our own pre-conceived notions, right or wrong, when it comes to this subject. When traveling in dangerous South American locales (Miami, for example), we’re constantly on alert for...

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    "New Message: Your Car Has Been Stolen"... With A Text

    Getting text messages from friends or loved ones is always welcome. Spam messages from companies can be a nuisance. Having someone unlock and start your car with a text message is much more concerning. Unfortunately, it's not impossible, and researchers from San Francisco security consulting firm...

  • Lenny Dykstra mug shot

    Former New York Mets baseball star Lenny Dykstra was charged with dozens of felony counts today in relation to a luxury car theft ring. Drug charges were also levied. Dykstra is charged with three counts of grand theft auto, five counts of attempted grand theft auto, eight counts of filing false financial statements, plus four counts of identity theft. The financial charges relate to the car theft charges, as Dykstra is accused of having faked financial records for a fictional business to get a credit line that would allow him and his co-defendants to lease luxury cars. Two other men, Robert...

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    Find Duff Goldman's 1962 Corvette & Your Birthday Cake Problem Is Over

    Duff Goldman is a pastry chef, reality show star, and auto enthusiast. Now, he can add one more descriptor to his resume: car theft victim. Goldman parked his prized 1962 Chevrolet Corvette at his brother's house in Sherman Oaks, California before zipping out of town to judge a cake competition in...

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    Cat Burglars Steal Guy Fieri's 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo

    Guy Fieri: chef, TV personality, bona fide gearhead, consummate bro, and now, sadly, victim of supercar theft. As we understand it, Fieri's prized 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo was sitting at a Lambo dealership in San Fransisco, California early Tuesday morning, when a thief climbed onto the roof of...

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    Phillies Pitcher J.C. Romero's Porsche Panamera Stolen

    So you've spent over a decade the big leagues, you're a reliever for the Phillies, and you arrived at spring training camp in a $190,000 2011 Porsche Panamera Turbo. Life is good, right? It is until your car gets stolen from a local shop. Unfortunately for J.C. Romero, that's exactly what happened...

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    Cadillac Escalades Easy To Steal Due To Security Flaw? Not So Fast

    You just parked your shiny new Escalade at the curb 15 minutes ago. You walk back outside to see an empty stretch of asphalt where your Cadillac should be. What happened? According to one report, a security flaw made it vulnerable to an easy form of smash-and-grab theft. But things may not actually...

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    Jesse Jackson, Stripped

    Everyone loves to bash a hypocrite. Outspoken finger-pointers like Newt Gingrich, John Edwards, and any number of Baptist ministers have been caught with their pants down (literally), and we've raked them over the coals for not practicing what they preach. The theft of Jesse Jackson's Cadillac...

  • 'Theft proof' car graphic

    GPS tracking, cell-network tracking, immobilizers, and secure key fobs are all common these days, but what if you were to roll all of the anti-theft technology available on the market into a single car? Would it be possible to theft-proof it? This infographic attempts to answer that question. The proposed "theft proof" car packs in everything but the cops themselves. Combining GPS tracking, GSM cellular remote fuel cutoff and communication, biometric secure ignition tech, a keyless alarm system, a passive immobilizer, ultrasonic interior monitoring, and a radio-frequency transmitter to signal...

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    Cadillac Escalade Once Again Tops America’s Most Stolen Vehicle List

    The Cadillac Escalade is undoubtedly popular with a wide range of people, but especially so with car thieves, who made the luxury SUV and pickup their number one choice for stealing this year. Meanwhile, the Volvo S80 sedan was the least popular with thieves and was 14 times less likely to be...

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    Volkswagen sues California Lamborghini dealer for theft of $12 million in cars

    Volkswagen has filed a lawsuit against Lamborghini Orange County for what it terms 'outright theft' of $12 million worth of Lamborghini vehicles. The dealership, owned by Vik Keuylian and his sisters Asdghig, Nora and Sossi, hasn't yet responded publicly to the accusations. The suit stems from the...

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