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School Bus Drivers Team Up to Save Toddler

Child had been in vehicle that was stolen

(Newser) - A pair of school bus drivers in Michigan teamed up to get a toddler to safety. As WZZM reports, Kentwood bus driver Dave Skinner was flagged down by a frantic man one morning last week who told Skinner that somebody had stolen his car with his 2-year-old son inside. Skinner...

For Owners of Some Kias, Hyundais, an Unusual Worry

Certain models are pretty easy to steal, as a TikTok trend reveals

(Newser) - It's one TikTok trend that owners of certain models of Kia and Hyundai vehicles should probably know about. It turns out these models are pretty easy to steal, and videos of teens doing so and going for joyrides have exploded in popularity, reports the Wall Street Journal . Police also...

Guy Who Led Cops on Low-Speed Chase Tells a Familiar Tale

Man suspected of stealing tow truck said bomb would blow up if he stopped, a la 'Speed'

(Newser) - A man in a tow truck led police on an extremely slow chase through the streets of San Diego on Monday, never hitting speeds over 10mph. The pursuit began around 7:45pm as police went after an allegedly stolen tow truck. Over the course of an hour, officers followed the...

As Tom Cruise Filmed, His BMW Was Boosted

Along with thousands of dollars in luggage stowed inside the X7 in England's Birmingham

(Newser) - Tom Cruise is out a whole lot of luggage, as well as other belongings, after someone boosted the Beemer he was using while filming the next installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise in England, reports Page Six . Sources say Cruise was "hopping mad" after the BMW X7 was stolen...

Stolen Car Had 30 Vials of COVID Vaccine

Police in Florida estimate worth at $10K

(Newser) - A car thief in Florida got away not just with a vehicle but with 30 vials of coronavirus vaccine, reports ABC News . Authorities don't think the thief knew about the vaccine, which police estimate to be worth $10,000, per the AP . The strange incident took place Wednesday afternoon...

Alleged Car Thief Crashes Into an Unlikely Spot

He drove into another stolen car, say police in Oregon

(Newser) - Police in Newburg, Oregon, recovered two stolen vehicles at the same time thanks to a strange set of circumstances, reports the Oregonian . It seems police were chasing a Toyota Land Cruiser because it had just been reported stolen when the driver crashed into another vehicle. As it turns out, that...

2 Kids Dead in Crash Involving Stolen Police SUV

Driver, accused in earlier stabbing, is hospitalized

(Newser) - "I've never seen anybody get Tased and not fall down immediately, let alone fight back with a police officer and take his vehicle." That's exactly what a witness described seeing Monday in Dayton, Ohio, before a crash that killed two children and left 10 others injured,...

Woman Drops Off Truck for Servicing. Then Sees This

Penny Ivey Thompson decided to take action

(Newser) - "Nobody drives Big Bertha like that. Nobody." So wrote a Mississippi woman in a Facebook post that lived up to its sassy attitude, the Clarion-Ledger reports. In her post, Penny Ivey Thompson says she dropped off her Dodge truck at a Mac Haik dealership in Flowood to be...

Guy Spots Doll in Truck, Ends Up Saving Real Baby

3-week-old infant recovered from stolen truck in NC

(Newser) - A man saw a doll inside a parked truck and called police about an unresponsive infant, leading to the recovery of a stolen truck and a very real baby, reports the AP . Lumberton Police Department Capt. Terry Parker tells the Fayetteville Observer that a woman reported her pickup truck stolen...

Porsche Stolen in 1991. It Just Turned Up in an Oregon Forest

Wreck discovered by man walking dog

(Newser) - Maybe Sasquatch has a thing for German engineering? The Sinclair Broadcast Group reports a 1979 Porsche 924 was found at the bottom of a wooded cliff on Tuesday in Oregon—nearly 27 years after it was reported stolen from the parking lot of a Medford movie theater. The wrecked car—...

Owner 'Stunned' After Stolen Car Is Found 38 Years Later

Blue Peugeot 104 was recovered from French pond

(Newser) - It's the car coming back from a watery grave. A blue Peugeot 104 stolen in the heart of France's Champagne country in 1979 is being reunited with its owner—38 years later—after French police pulled it, in surprisingly good shape but crawling with crayfish, from a murky...

5 Most Stolen Cars in America
5 Most Stolen
Cars in America

5 Most Stolen Cars in America

It's the Honda Accord—though thieves prefer older models overall, not newer ones

(Newser) - Hide that Honda Accord under lock and key, because it was the most stolen car in America last year, reports 24/7 Wall St. , which details the National Insurance Crime Bureau's annual "Hot Wheels Report" of the country's most swiped vehicles. There were 50,427 Accords stolen in...

Philly Cops Review Pursuit Policy After Dirt Bike Accident

Rider of bike allegedly hit girl and her aunt while fleeing police

(Newser) - A man fleeing Philadelphia police on a dirt bike struck a 6-year-old girl and her aunt, resulting in serious injuries to both as well as himself, police say. The girl was in serious condition and her 44-year-old aunt was in guarded condition, while the bike rider, 32-year-old Caliph Douglass, suffered...

3 Teen Girls Take Fatal Plunge in Stolen Car

Joyride turns into tragedy

(Newser) - Three teen girls allegedly stole a car in Florida Wednesday night—a joyride that ended tragically when the car plunged into a Pinellas County pond, killing all three, WFLA reports. The owner of the Honda had given the girls a ride and stopped at a Walmart, which is when cops...

Cabbie's Attempt to Report Drunken Fare Ends Poorly

Real estate agent stole taxi while cabby was talking to police about her unruly behavior

(Newser) - Sometimes it’s tough to know when to say when. But if you find yourself drunkenly vomiting out of the window of a stolen taxi in Manhattan, it's safe to say you've crossed that line. That was allegedly the case of Kinga Tabares. The New York Post reports...

Papa John's Beloved Camaro Stolen, Recovered

It was dumped in the driveway of an abandoned home

(Newser) - Thieves stole a Chevy Camaro from a classic-car show in Detroit over the weekend, but the problem is that it happened to belong to a man named John Schnatter, aka Papa John of the national pizza chain. That led to a $10,000 reward to find the culprits and huge...

Suspects in Chase Drive Right to LAPD Headquarters

Whoops

(Newser) - It hasn't been a good week for drivers in LA leading police on high-speed chases. Early yesterday evening, one suspect led cops on a 100mph pursuit through the streets of Hollywood before unsuccessfully trying to escape on foot, the Los Angeles Times reports. Then three other suspects apparently wanted...

'Vette Owner Getting Stolen Car Back 33 Years Later

GM is even footing the bill for shipment

(Newser) - Last time George Talley saw his beloved 1979 Corvette, it was parked on Jefferson Avenue in Detroit in the summer of 1981, reports WXYZ . He'd long ago given up hope of ever getting the stolen car back, but then came a call out of the blue from authorities in...

Why Accords Again Top List of Most-Stolen Cars

Thieves can get 3 times value of car by selling it in parts, says expert

(Newser) - Different types of cars rotate in and out of various best-of categories every year, except for one long-time champ: Honda Accord in the odd field of most-stolen vehicle. A new list by car-security company LoJack has the Accord at No. 1 for the fifth straight year, reports NBC News . And...

Cops: Guy Steals Car ... to Get to Court

Authorities aren't sympathetic

(Newser) - On the bright side, James Manning made it to court on time for his hearing on a drug-possession charge. The problem is that police say he stole a car from a neighboring California county to do so, reports the Modesto Bee . The 49-year-old's trouble got rolling when a dealership...

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