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    Exclamation Cat thieves

    I posted this on my local board also....

    Just thought I'd give everyone a heads up and post my morning experience.

    Some time last night some one or a few people went through our community and took it upon themselves to remove the catalytic converters of all the vehicles high enough off the ground for them to gain easy access too. In my lot alone there were 4 toyota suv's and another truck that were hit. It didn't appear to be much of a hack job... the cuts were clean. Looks like they used cutting wheels to remove the cats from the vehicles. My jeep wasn't hit, but it looks like they may have tried. Luckily my skids stopped them. The thin skids on the toyota's didn't slow them down though. they were cut off and laying in the lot next to the trucks.
    According to FFX County PD, drug addicts will go through a neighborhood and do this same thing. Apparently the metal in the cats is worth a decent amount of money. I had never heard of this until this morning....
    Just something to think about if you wake up one day and your cat is missing.

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    Thats Crazy!!
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    Yeah, there's platinum and other precious metals in the converters that make them valuable...

    Check the link...

    http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/wan/764491993.html

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    they are stealing them in walmart parking lots while ppl are shopping around here
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    It's sad, these days we not only need to lock up our vehicles, but the gas cap, cat, and everything else that could be removed.
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    That's crazy! I heard about some people down in Kentucky raiding cell phone towers for the huge chunk of copper that the cell phone companies use as a ground. I hadn't heard about people cutting the cats out of vehicles though.
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    Remember the way that the movies used to depict the "future"... as a place with drug addicts all over the place stealing everything that wasn't secured down???


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    Would love to catch them in the act coming out of Wal Mart, though. Be a baaaaad day for them
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    Out in guam they had a problem with a lot of people stealing the copper wire from the phone box's. whole neighbor hoods would lose landlines for a week at a time. was pretty crappy. One of the reasons I will stick with my tumor inducing cell phone.
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    My dad's garage up in Va got hit in a town of like 1500 people. I was told that the crap from over seas is worth more like bmw and mercedes I guess the cats are bigger or something.
    Last edited by fireboy52; 07-28-2008 at 17:40.
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