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If this happens to your gas in the car what will you do to protect it in the future?

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posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 08:36 AM
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Its a shame people can't use their imagination to come up with things for the common good.I think there should be stiffer laws for people who do this. How much security does it take a gas station to prevent this from happening and then they pass the cost to the consumer. Vicious circle? What do you think should be done?

Around the Washington region in recent months, people have swiped catalytic converters from parked cars — valuable because they contain trace amounts of precious metals, including platinum, and can be sold for cash at scrap yards. They have snatched newly delivered packages from doorsteps.




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When they stopped to fill their gas tanks recently, several Takoma Park residents realized something wasn’t quite right. As they pumped, a puddle of gasoline began to pool at their feet.

This was no typical car trouble, though. Police said the drivers had fallen victim to thieves who drilled into their tanks and made off with the fuel — an attractive target, considering today’s gas prices.

Around the Washington region in recent months, people have swiped catalytic converters from parked cars — valuable because they contain trace amounts of precious metals, including platinum, and can be sold for cash at scrap yards. They have snatched newly delivered packages from doorsteps.

What does one do if your car is parked in an unprotected apartment complex parking lot that has no security cam?


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posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 08:40 AM
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Yes, that is horrible.

But hey, removing your CATS give you a gain in horsepower!!

vvv



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 12:40 PM
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Originally posted by 1loserel2
What does one do if your car is parked in an unprotected apartment complex parking lot that has no security cam?


Move? Rent a locking garage? Seriously. If your car is vulnerable, change the environment.



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 04:56 PM
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Make sure your vehicle insurance covers theft, vandalism, glass, fire, etc.

Especially if you're in a bad neighbourhood.



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