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    Default Catalytic converter thief crushed by car

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    A man who was trying to steal a [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] from a car was crushed to death when it [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], investigators have determined.

    Gary Gray was found trapped underneath the compact car in an auto repair company’s lot in Swindon, U.K., last November with a wrench and cutting tool nearby. Catalytic converter theft is a relatively common occurrence due to the typical ease of the part’s removal and the valuable metals inside.

    The manager of the Swindon business made the grisly discovery when he arrived for work in the morning and the responding paramedics declared Gray dead at the scene from asphyxiation, SWNS reported.

    "Over the years, I have had a number of thefts, so I keep the vehicles unlocked to stop people damaging them and smashing the windows before they realize there’s nothing valuable inside them," the manager said.

    "The vehicles are left in gear with the handbrake off to stop the brakes seizing."

    According to investigators, it’s likely that the car rolled off the jack because Gray hadn’t realized the brake wasn’t applied when he lifted the vehicle.
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    That was big around here awhile back but you don't hear much about it anymore, Certain ones would go for a couple of hundred bucks in scrap.
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    Catalytic converter or battery. Steal them, come back later and steal the newer replacements.

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    ""Over the years, I have had a number of thefts, so I keep the vehicles unlocked to stop people damaging them and smashing the windows before they realize there’s nothing valuable inside them," the manager said."

    When honest citizens prefer to leave their property unlocked so thieves do not break a window while trying to steal something, indicates a society going down fast.
    This is happening in the UK and in many places of the USA. It is all the result of the teachings in our socialist inclined schools, the lack of respect for someone else property and the leniency of the courts who do not want to punish criminals because, "the poor criminal had a hard life"
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    Really? I'm into cars though is it really worth cutting cats and bringing them to the scrap yard n get 500 dollars for them? I guess what I'm trying to say is do you really get 500 dollars per cat?

    I tried once to scrap some cats and they tried to pull on over. Saying what I brought them wasn't a cats. Had a mid pipe from a Mustang with six OEM cats on it. Tried giving me 10 dollars for it. Walked away with it and sold it for 100 to someone who needed it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuickdrawMcgraw View Post
    Really? I'm into cars though is it really worth cutting cats and bringing them to the scrap yard n get 500 dollars for them? I guess what I'm trying to say is do you really get 500 dollars per cat?

    I tried once to scrap some cats and they tried to pull on over. Saying what I brought them wasn't a cats. Had a mid pipe from a Mustang with six OEM cats on it. Tried giving me 10 dollars for it. Walked away with it and sold it for 100 to someone who needed it.
    I don't know about $500 but i know some are (or were) worth at least a couple of benji's. Some are only worth $10-50 and others worth more. I had a scrap guy try to tell me which ones were worth a lot but i really wasnt interested in remembering because i rarely if ever find one and i certainly aint going to steal them.
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    I was the victim of a smash and grab, a while back. They got about 600$ worth of stuff, but they iced the cake with a 160$ window replacement. Under the right circvumstances, to avoid another window replacement, I'd leave my car unlocked, too.

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