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The Car Hacks That Could Cost You Big Time

Adam Levin | Posted 10.29.2013 | Technology
Adam Levin

While it's unsettling to have your car invaded or stolen while you're on a Labor Day trip with your family, it's not life threatening. What scares me is when a car hacker evolves from messing with your doors to invading your car's computer system.

The Urban Myth About Car Thieves That's True

Hemanshu Nigam | Posted 10.18.2013 | Crime
Hemanshu Nigam

According to authorities around the world, however, this disturbing trend in digital crime represents a sobering reality for owners of vehicles with keyless entry systems.

Discovering New Personal Limits After a Car Theft

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 03.25.2013 | Crime
Gini Graham Scott

For those who own one, a car is probably the most important possession you have after a home. You come to depend on it, like something that'll be ther...

Making a Difference: The World of Giving - The Holidays and Theft

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 02.12.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Did you know December is Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month because of the increase in instances of theft in the last few months of the year? Theft comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes and it is important to realize we are all susceptible.

Man FAILS At Stealing His Own Truck

AP | Posted 09.18.2012 | Weird News

NEW CASTLE, Del. -- Police in Delaware have arrested a man they say stole his own truck out of a repair shop lot using a front-end loader. Delaware p...

GUILTY CONSCIENCE: After Stealing A Truck, Man Turned Himself In

Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.08.2012 | Weird News

Austin Sparks may not be a good criminal, but he shows signs of being a good human being. After breaking into five cars and stealing a Ford F-250 t...

To the Person Who Stole My Gordita Fund

Elizabeth Jayne Liu | Posted 09.04.2012 | Comedy
Elizabeth Jayne Liu

The ashtray in my car used to be a plain ol' Spare Change Catch-all. Then, I watched a Tony Robbins PBS special about how you have to call out intenti...

WATCH: Naked Carjacker At Work

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.02.2012 | Weird News

An out-of-control driver allegedly unleashed a mini-crime spree in Arizona traffic last week. John Brigham, 45, allegedly instigated multiple car ...

16-Year-Old Boy Arrested, Dubbed Rochester's "One-Man Crime Wave"

Rochester Patch | Posted 06.04.2012 | Detroit

Police in Rochester Hills say they took into custody over the weekend the person responsible for breaking into more than 60 cars in the Rochester area...

TORTILLA BANDIT: Man Vandalizes Cars, But Steals Nothing And Leaves Tortillas

AP | Posted 05.17.2012 | Weird News

SEATTLE -- Seattle police are scratching their heads about this one. A car prowler shattered a window of a parked Jeep, stole nothing and left behind...

Cops: Car Thief Who Crashed Was Eating, Texting

AP | Posted 03.29.2012 | Crime

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Texting and eating while driving? Not the best plan. Do those things while driving a stolen truck and the trouble mounts. Kennewi...

Handcuffed Man Steals Cop Car Then Radios For Help To Find Keys

AP | CHARLES WILSON | Posted 03.12.2012 | Crime

INDIANAPOLIS — A handcuffed drug suspect who stole and wrecked a police cruiser in northwest Indiana is still on the loose, but he did not take ...

Eleanor Goldberg

Disabled, Ill Vet Can't Get To Doctor After Thief Steals Car

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.06.2012 | Impact

UPDATED: Jan. 6, 2012 12 p.m. After watching MSNBC's segment about Armando Fontaine, a businessman from Coral Springs, Fla., -- who wishes to remai...

Suspected Car Thief Calls 911 During Police Chase

AP | Posted 11.22.2011 | Crime

LOS ANGELES -- A wounded car-theft suspect fleeing police at speeds up to 100 mph surrendered Monday after calling authorities – to help him. T...

Car Thieves Prefer Escalades: Study

AP | By BREE FOWLER | Posted 10.25.2011 | Crime

NEW YORK -- The Cadillac Escalade, a top pick of the rich and famous ranging from Hollywood celebrities to Wall Street executives, is also the favorit...

How Thieves Can Use Texting To Steal Cars

AP | JORDAN ROBERTSON | Posted 10.19.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO — Texting and driving don't go well together – though not in the way you might think. Computer hackers can force some cars ...

Ben Muessig

WATCH: 'Bentley Bandit' Busted, According To Cops

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Muessig | Posted 09.17.2011 | Weird News

He drove it like he stole it. Then he crashed it and got arrested. After months of brazen luxury car thefts in more than half a dozen states, law e...

Guy Fieri's $200K Yellow Lamborghini Stolen By Rappelling Thief

Eater National | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Food Network star Guy Fieri's bright yellow Lamborghini has been stolen! Like something out of a movie, the thief used climbing gear to get onto the r...

$94,000 BMW Stolen At Detroit Auto Show

Posted 10.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT: When carmakers like BMW say they hope people find their next car at auto shows like the one in Detroit this week, this wasn't exactly what th...

Major Car Theft Ring Busted After Dragging Deputy

KMGH Denver | Deb Stanley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- A Denver Grand Jury has issued 103-count indictment naming eight co-defendants in a major auto theft ring that targeted victims across the D...

The Top 10 Cars Most Likely To Be Stolen

HuffPost/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

AP -- The blinged-out Cadillac Escalade SUV, a favorite of A-listers like Tiger Woods, is once again the vehicle voted most likely to be stolen, accor...

Want To Stop Car Thieves? Paint Your Car Yellow

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

If you're looking to keep your car out of the hands of thieves, try getting a paint job. A new study based on automobile data from the Netherlands sug...

Woman's Stolen Car Found Completely "Pimped Out"

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (Associated Press) -- A Brooklyn schoolteacher whose car was stolen three years ago has gotten it back -- totally souped-up and unrecognizabl...

Car Stolen During TV Interview With Cop (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

CNN caught more than it bargained for when interviewing a policeman in a parking lot. As the camera was rolling a thief climbed into a white sedan and...