February 24, 2008

World’s Most Bizarre Burglary

Filed under: General,Idiots — Cory @ 3:46 pm

Friday evening around 8pm I walked out to the office parking garage, started my truck, and wondered why it was suddently so loud. As it turned out, someone stole the catalytic converter from my truck. On one side of my truck was a Lexus, on the other, a Porsche. Both were untouched.

The catalytic converter is a small device that sits between the engine and the muffler. Without it, your car or truck is loud. Really loud. I only had to drive about 3 or 4 miles home, but it was an embarrassing 3 or 4 miles. In the picture on the right you can see where it is missing.

It’s about $60 – $120 to buy a new catalytic converter for a Nissan pickup truck. Honestly though, I would have preferred that they just asked me for the cash to buy one if they needed it so badly.

Burglar: Hey, I was gonna slide under your truck and unbolt your catalytic converter, but I’m feeling lazy. How about you save us both the trouble and just give me the $100?

Me: You got it.

At least then I wouldn’t be inconvenienced and have to deal with this.

Apparently, there was a period when Cadillac bumpers were a hot item, and then later truck tailgates were a frequent target. But everyone who I’ve told about this agrees that it is a pretty weird thing to steal.

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  1. I guess we are both having a terrible weekend for our trucks:


    a sad day for Nissan Trucks :(

    Comment by John Strunk — February 24, 2008 @ 6:11 pm
  2. yea, i saw this on the news a few months ago. sucks dude.

    Comment by jason — February 25, 2008 @ 12:15 pm
  3. Man, and I thought it was weird when someone stole the doorknob off my porch door one day. I’m serious.

    It’s not a bad concept to piss off the world being a “burglar of minor inconvenience”

    I wonder if instead of jail time he would have to like wear hot clothes in the summer time for the rest of his life, or something equally as annoying.

    Comment by Gerard — May 24, 2008 @ 12:32 pm

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