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Tue Jun 2, 2020, 07:10 PM

Looters Snag 50+ Cars Including $100K Hellcats, Chargers, Challengers, And Trackhawks

https://www.yahoo.com/autos/looters-snag-50-cars-including-205816642.html

More than 50 new high-performance Mopar models were stolen from a California Dodge dealership after looters shattered the showroom windows to snatch keys.

There's no denying that 2020 is a year for the history books that nobody in this lifetime could forget even if they tried. While we are still dealing with a global pandemic that has been spreading like a wildfire doused with gasoline, protests have turned into violent riots across the country following the recent death of George Floyd after his neck was pinned by the knee of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin during an arrest. Businesses, apartments, police stations, you name it, have been completely destroyed and/or set ablaze in cities everywhere. Adding insult to injury, people have turned to looting and ravaging businesses, even the small local stores that are already trying to stay afloat due to COVID-19 and the plummeting economy. One particular Dodge dealership located in San Leandro, California, was a recent target of such mayhem. Not only was the dealership heavily damaged, but more than 50 of their high-performance vehicles were stolen and driven right off the lot. That includes almost every single one of their Dodge Challenger Hellcats worth $100,000 apiece.

“Right now we’re thinking 50 [vehicles] … Gone," said Carlos Hidalgo, owner of the dealership. "We have trackers on them so we’re seeing which ones are out there. They’re running around everywhere.”

The town of San Leandro, set in between Hayward and Oakland, saw its fair share of the chaos. As mentioned above, their local Dodge dealership suffered a great deal as their showroom windows were smashed out allowing easy access to the keys for the most valuable vehicles on the lot. A large group of looters were able to take off with over 50 performance models and that includes almost every single $100k Dodge Challenger Hellcat in the dealership's inventory.

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Reply Looters Snag 50+ Cars Including $100K Hellcats, Chargers, Challengers, And Trackhawks (Original post)
Dial H For Hero Jun 2 OP
Ex Lurker Jun 2 #1
PTWB Jun 2 #3
roamer65 Jun 2 #7
jmg257 Jun 2 #9
Brainfodder Jun 2 #2
Demovictory9 Jun 2 #4
Initech Jun 2 #10
WhiskeyGrinder Jun 2 #5
docgee Jun 2 #6
lpbk2713 Jun 2 #8
Initech Jun 2 #11
Clearly fogged in Jun 2 #12
rockfordfile Jun 2 #13

Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 07:26 PM

1. They were just taking them to sell for food to feed their families

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Response to Ex Lurker (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 07:29 PM

3. Maybe the rich owner of that business will use his voice and privilege to call for change.

Or maybe the people will have to remind him again. Black lives are more important than cars.

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Response to Ex Lurker (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 07:33 PM

7. That may be true.

The cars are worth more stripped out than whole.

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Response to Ex Lurker (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 07:38 PM

9. They needed to know what they were missing...a little spark in their lives.

Because nothing demands equality & justice better than burning shit and stealing cars.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 07:28 PM

2. 2 golf trips?

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 07:30 PM

4. were the keys easily available?

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 07:41 PM

10. Keys? Ha ha ha ha ha... hot wire discount, yo!

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 07:31 PM

5. Nice!

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 07:33 PM

6. That wasn't looters.

That was organized GTA.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 07:35 PM

8. Wouldn't cars in that price range have something like Lojack?



If the thieves suspected it maybe they took them for a joyride and ditched them.

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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 07:43 PM

11. They'd probably at least have some sort of dealer installed security.

Most of the new cars that I've bought or looked at had that and you could have it installed or removed upon purchase.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 08:11 PM

12. How do you start a flood?

After a round of golf, two early retirees met in the bar. The first explained how after a fire ravaged his furniture store he took the insurance money and called it quits.
The second understood, being a flood wiped out his flooring store.
Upon hearing this, the first asked, "How do you start a flood?"

Stolen performance vehicles, you say?

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 08:54 PM

13. Maybe they will catch the thieves

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