There is the reason why the humble Honda Accord has been the most stolen vehicle ...
There is the reason why the humble Honda Accord has been the most stolen vehicle in America for five consecutive years: it is inconspicuous.
Because let is face it, if you are going to steal, say, the 1966 Ford GT40 replica with the bright yellow paintjob and parade it around the city, you are going to get noticed.
KCCI News reports that the thief stole this rare replica from owner’s storage shed in Iowa, and who was understandably distraught to discover that the dream vehicle they had owned for 13 years was missing.
I just assumed I would never see the car again, this owner, Steve Salasek told KCCI News. He contacted police, the Marshalltown City Facebook page posted the alert asking residents to look out for the stolen vehicle.
Turns out this wasn’t the smartest car thief in this world. In the vain attempt to disguise the one-of-the-kind sports car, this thief crudely resprayed the yellow exterior in flat black, forgetting that the GT40 replica car isn’t the sight you see every day on the roads of Iowa, the small town populated with 27,000 residents who would instantly be able to identify it.
You would think a smartest thing to do in the thief’s situation would be to leave the town the vehicle was stolen from.
But what works in Grand Theft Auto doesn’t work in the real life. Within a day of the post going out on Facebook, this thief was spotted cruising around town in a distinctive car and was promptly arrested.
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