Two 19-year-olds attempted to steal to Chevrolet Camaros from the GM Lansing Grand River Assembly plant in Detroit yesterday, but while they successfully managed to gain access to the cars, their skills behind the wheel let them down magnificently.
With car thefts increasing across the US recently, and one factor is how most new cars will come with keyless entry. This is easy for to crack by thieves and has resulted in high numbers of cars being stolen. This didn’t pose a threat to the 19-year old burglars either, who were quickly able to break into the Assembly plant and gained access to the Camaros.
Unfortunately for them, the Lansing police arrived on the scene quickly when they were called by an onlooker at 2:30 a.m. as the heist was going down. They were quickly able to arrest the two thieves, but not because they pulled some crazy car-disabling move like a pit manoeuvre, instead they just waited for both kids to crash in moments behind the wheel of these powerful muscle cars.
One crashed into a concrete barrier inside the carpark itself. He got out the car and started to run but was soon arrested. The second barely managed to make it out of the carpark, hitting a fence near Michigan Avenue and Canal Street. I have a feeling they didn’t have a lot of experience behind the wheel of powerful, rear-wheel drive cars.
So, folks, this isn’t how you do it. We don’t suggest you even think about stealing a car. But if you’re going to do it, maybe make sure you can drive straight?