Tagged With car crime

Some folks in economically-struggling Papua New Guinea weren’t thrilled when their leadership approved the acquisition of expensive Maserati Quattroportes and other vehicles to drive around foreign leaders during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit last November. And now that the event has long concluded, there’s a problem: Police are still on the hunt to get some of the cars back.

A woman in Cornwall, Ontario accidentally drove away in someone's Infiniti after mistaking it for her Nissan rental car, the local police posted on Facebook. After two weeks, she returned what she though was her rental car, and complained about how "unkept" it was before realising her mistake. Here's how the Canadian woman wound up in such an embarrassing mess.

Some weird news out of the US today, as four suspects were arrested after allegedly breaking into a Utah Tesla dealership and stealing some of the inventory. What's strange is that the suspects claimed that the cars were given to them by a man named Tesla. Unless Elon Musk changed his name or everyone's favourite Serbian scientist started a car company, I'm not sure that's accurate.

On Tuesday, 27-year-old Melissa Smith was filling up at a petrol station in Milwaukee when a man jumped into the driver's seat of her car, trying to steal it. Smith immediately jumped on the hood, and held tight long enough that the thief eventually ran off. The media are hailing her as a hero. But, in fact, she's an idiot. No car is worth your life.

Ferrari's relationship with the concepts of "truth" and "fairness" has occasionally been a bit like one of their cars on a set of bald tires: fast and loose. Now, in a lawsuit from a longtime Ferrari salesperson, the company is accused of authorizing the use of devices that allow used Ferraris odometers to be rolled back, sometimes all the way to zero. That, of course, is very illegal.