LEXINGTON, Ky. — You walk outside and find your car missing. After a few seconds of irrational denial — "I'm sure I just misplaced it," you think — you realize the car has been stolen. What you don't realize is that by the time you file a police report, the car could already be spare parts.
It's an alarmist scenario, but police proved it could be done at a demonstration at the Clarion Hotel on Newtown Pike on Tuesday. Six officers stripped a car of most of its valuable components in just six minutes.
The demonstration was part of the International Association of Auto Theft Investigations conference, a three-day event that brought about 100 officers from as far away as Ontario to Lexington.