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Thieves hit 2 U-Haul outlets, strip trucks of catalytic converters

The State Journal Register -- An employee at the U-Haul store on Stevenson Drive was ready to hand over a truck to a customer Monday morning — until he turned the key.

A thunderous roar came from the engine, and it was clear something was wrong. The catalytic converter had been stolen.

The truck was one of 29 U-Haul trucks, at two local U-Haul outlets, from which catalytic converters were stolen over the weekend.


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SkooterG
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2012 11:09:29 PM

Thieves suck. Huge repair cost for a few measly dollars they will get for it. They need to get hit upside the head with one of those things.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2012 4:56:06 AM

make punishment for these crimes harsher.
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 5:28:59 AM

stupid thieves.
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 12:17:48 AM

platinum futures were up yesterday
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 9:42:44 PM

What does this have to do with the price of gas?
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 9:38:33 PM

What does this have to do with the price of gasoline?
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 9:34:26 PM

Platinum
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jcdakota
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 9:31:47 PM

Catalytic converters are a "hot item" LOL !!!
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 9:31:26 PM

That's kinda strange.
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 9:30:59 PM

Not the first time this has happened.
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 9:29:25 PM

At times security cameras might pay for themselves.
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 9:28:50 PM

nice
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 9:28:33 PM

There's an a/c window unit that doesn't work north of Tulsa they could take. :)
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crreed1
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 9:28:15 PM

where are the guard dogs ???
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 9:27:51 PM

Well parts is parts.
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 9:25:47 PM

Sheesh at least they didn't take the gas too...
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 9:24:57 PM

this article says i could make $1,100 stealing and selling catalytic converters ??..dang, since nobody is hiring, i think i have just become self-employed..

off the record, of course ; )
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 9:20:03 PM

No security cameras at the locations?
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 9:19:34 PM

No guards?
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 9:19:12 PM

Crazy people should be put away.
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 9:19:09 PM

Second articles on same story.
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 9:17:57 PM

Sick!
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 9:16:58 PM

Lot of work for a little over $100 per.
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Damn meth heads
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 9:14:56 PM

Oh yeah! They hit again!
This kind of thing happens all the time.
Don't get angry about it, get even! I say rip out their kidney when caught.
Stop them in their tracks.
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 9:14:00 PM

Id like to electrify my car while its parked and see what happens when someone tries to violate it.
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 9:12:27 PM

anything to get money in down times.
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 9:12:08 PM

Could they not steal something easier?
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 9:11:55 PM

this is not an isolated incident
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 9:11:17 PM

All the more need for surveillance cameras. They are cheaper than the stolen items.
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 9:11:17 PM

thugs everywhere
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 9:11:16 PM

Where was the security, namely guard dogs?
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 9:11:04 PM

Thieves think that crime does pay.
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 9:10:57 PM

Thieves will do anything to make a buck.
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 9:10:44 PM

Oh boy what a shame for ....
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 9:10:25 PM

wow
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 9:09:02 PM

Thieves are getting bolder in their "craft".
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 9:07:26 PM

I guess they thought the sign meant to haul things away.
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 9:05:20 PM

Some people don't understand the rental part of U-Haul....
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 9:04:53 PM

more bad guys
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 9:03:02 PM


Scum like this (and the companies they sell to) make life more expensive and more difficult for the rest of us. They deserve major jail time if they are caught. Fences, guard dogs and surveillance cameras are just some of the costs of this atrocity.
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 9:02:28 PM

crooks!
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WoW.
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 8:58:03 PM

Sure, @gd83goldwinger. That's the problem. All these thieves just need is a job.

How about all those "job creators" get to work on that problem? Oh right, they need to be bribed with billions in tax cuts just to get out of bed in the morning.
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 8:57:33 PM

wow
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 8:55:49 PM

And I got away scott free!
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And I got away scott free!
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 8:55:08 PM

It should help fence sales...
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 8:54:55 PM

I can hear it now from some of the posters on this site, "The solution is to ban the catalytic converter! It's all a greenie conspiracy anyway!"
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 8:53:25 PM

Too bad there are dishonest recyclers that buy stolen property.
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Guard your exhaust system...
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