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cataltytic theft while on the truck!

Short story, someone tried to steal all the cats on 2 of my Rangers that stay parked at the granite shop.

One employee called Monday and said "the truck was loud". I was on the way back from Nascar races.

This morning the second truck was acting the same way. It hadn't been started since last week.

They look under and both trucks had been cut at the y-pipe and after the main cats in an attempt to remove them in one large unit.

After the main cat it is cut all the way through. One y-pipe is fully cut. The other y-pipe is partially cut.

They did not finish the job and I have all the components. What a mess.

There are cameras showing evryone driving to and out of my shop. I hope it was done during daylight hours. if thats the case i have a good shot and getting them.
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Dang Wayne at least they didn't get them. Thats the 2nd type of this thing on the site in the last week or so.
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dang man sorry to hear i have a feeling this world is going to get alot worse tho
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Damn crackheads. They'll steal anything.
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Damn crackheads. They'll steal anything.
no joke. There was an article I read on earthlink.net yesterday that a Pizza Hut employee noticed a robbery when they opened in the morning. Guess what was taken -- all the pizza pans -- no cash. The robber went to a scrapyard and sold them all for $17 cash, but used his real ID. The police were able to arrest him for "trashing stolen goods". In Ohio, it has hit nursing homes and hospitals. A law is trying to pass automatically requiring ID and record keeping to help combat the problem.
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I've been hearing about this going on down here in Jacksonville Florida too.
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Wow. I was casualty #1 of this type of theft recently. My exhaust though was off the truck and laying behind it while I rebuilt the transmission. They went to a lot more trouble with yours.
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WTF? I hate tweekers!
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crappy...hope the camera caught them! this is becoming more frequent out here as well...
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Maybe I'm just stupid, but why only try and steal something like this? Can you get decent money for it somewhere?
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Yeah you can get like 100 bucks a pop at the JY for them.
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Maybe I'm just stupid, but why only try and steal something like this? Can you get decent money for it somewhere?
they go for 50-200$ because of the platinum inside.

it is stupid, but stupid people do stupid things..
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Yeah you can get like 100 bucks a pop at the JY for them.
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they go for 50-200$ because of the platinum inside.

it is stupid, but stupid people do stupid things..
No kidding. Guess you learn something new everyday.
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Geesh, sorry to hear that man.

These types of crimes are becoming more and more prevalent as indicated by John Grigg's post of the theft of his exhaust system and other posts. A neighbor of mine works in a metal shop and they recently were broken into. In my area here I've talked to the local law enforcement and they are well aware of it and trying to get any shops to require ID when selling bulk and scrap metals. What can we do? Not a great deal but stay vigilent and report ALL crimes and suspicious activity immediately.

Stay safe all,
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this exact same thing happened to my buddy on his work van, we left it in the parking lot ( of a small shopping plaza cuz is office is there) and took his other truck got back to the shop that afternoon and i went to move the van.. sounded like a 460 with just headers on it.
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just last week there was a report of someone stealing cats off like 5 passenger vans at one of the stores in my company in richmond va.. On those vans that is some serious money..
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Thats terrible! I guess its all the more reason to just remove them....lol j/k
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Fcking TWEAKERS!!

Seriously, how much cash do used cats go for at the wrecking yard?? Maybe not the wrecking yard, but where ever buys used cats.
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Wonder if there is a way to prevent this other than a full underbody skid plate?
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Fcking TWEAKERS!!

Seriously, how much cash do used cats go for at the wrecking yard?? Maybe not the wrecking yard, but where ever buys used cats.
theres platinum in the center of the them.. and with vehicles like these rangers that have 4 cats.. and vans like i and someone else mentioned that probably have several.. I'm sure it adds up.

it does suck though..
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I know a guy on ls1 tech that pays 150 for every 2 you send him.
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yea my dad owns a muffler shop and we do a great deal of business with them. the going price is pretty high on them. but the most expensive/profitable one to sell now is on a chevrolet.
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I thought it was the older Toyota trucks and SUV's?
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world is getting bad..maybe if it keeps happin the gov will limit the cats on a vehicle or scrap em all together ...lol Kidding of course, but at least the ones with running no cats are home free...
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The good emissions states are lucky!
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