- Mar 2, 2006
- San Benito County, California
Walked out with a co-worker one day. He went to his brand new Honda Civic. Got in the car and started it, the car ran like crap! Then he tried to move it, the brakes didn't work! Come to find out someone had crawled under the dang car, cut the Cat right out and didn't care what else they cut through... brake lines and all!!! In broad daylight no less. It was crazy... unfortunately they never caught em. How the heck they did that with no one seeing/hearing a thing is still a mystery, including whatever tool they used. Yes... it certainly does happen, sadly, and I was there to see it. Nuts man.
A fellow down the street from me, and this is a pretty quiet neighborhood brought his work truck home with a big Whacky Packer compactor on a carrier on the front of it. During the night someone stole the Whacky Packer and put it in the trunk of a Toyota Corolla caught on a surveillance camera of the neighbors. Can you imagine going around to construction contractors, and asking if you wanna buy a compactor, and the Corrola dragging the ground from the weight of it?
proof, it takes all kinds.
Dying breed anyway. Pretty sure cars from the last 5 or more years have their cats right at the exhaust manifold. Probably not possible to cut them off any more.
How the heck they did that with no one seeing/hearing a thing is still a mystery, including whatever tool they used.
I walked out of a store one day to 3 or 4 young guys trying ineptly to pry open the door of a car with a screwdriver. They got it open a bit, but they were really doing a number on it, and it made me angry. So I went to my trunk, got my pump wedge, and handed it to them saying "You're doing it wrong!"
When they left it occurred to me that I probably should have at least asked them if it was their car.