05/11/2011

Video: Cops dismantle car in seconds, like thieves

Six officers stripped a car of most of its valuable components in just six minutes

Kentucky.com

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.

Read more at Kentucky.com.

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