Two arrested for stealing catalytic c...

Two arrested for stealing catalytic converters

There are 36 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Jul 7, 2008, titled Two arrested for stealing catalytic converters. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

Two men are now in custody after attempting to steal catalytic converters from a Dorr Township business.

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Kim in gr

Detroit, MI

#1 Jul 7, 2008
Do we have the names ?
Hellfire

United States

#2 Jul 7, 2008
Two down, 100 more to go.
short drive

Eden, NC

#3 Jul 7, 2008
I hope they get jail time, with fines. Also EPA should fine them. Names would be nice.
jtphantom

Bangor, MI

#4 Jul 7, 2008
Smart enough to cut off his pant legs, not smart enough to stop stealing...brilliant.
Jim

Grandville, MI

#5 Jul 7, 2008
If I find one of them under my car, I 'll put it in reverse. Whoops didn't see him...
mi mad

United States

#6 Jul 7, 2008
FYI!!! If you have a plastic gas tank on your car,people are also drilling holes in them to drain your tank.
Wally Walker

Grand Rapids, MI

#7 Jul 7, 2008
I work at a local scrap yard in Western Michigan we have people on daily bases coming to our location and trying to sell converters to us for scrap.
We kind of wonder when the converters are still shiny and show very little signs of use.
We have implemented a security plan to track these people operation: CatCatch. We will only buy converters from people we have done business with in the past. Most people don't know that on the newer cars 2000 up that the there is a high temp microchip in the body of the converter that holds the VIN number of the car it was assembled on at the factory.

Be very careful.

WW
ummm

Flat Rock, MI

#8 Jul 7, 2008
lovely
Kim in gr

Detroit, MI

#9 Jul 7, 2008
It seems like a few get caught but many more people are out there doing it. All of the scrap yards should be aware. These jerks need to be punished.
dan r

Comstock Park, MI

#11 Jul 7, 2008
Wally Walker wrote:
I work at a local scrap yard in Western Michigan we have people on daily bases coming to our location and trying to sell converters to us for scrap.
We kind of wonder when the converters are still shiny and show very little signs of use.
We have implemented a security plan to track these people operation: CatCatch. We will only buy converters from people we have done business with in the past. Most people don't know that on the newer cars 2000 up that the there is a high temp microchip in the body of the converter that holds the VIN number of the car it was assembled on at the factory.
Be very careful.
WW
sorry im calling bs on your so-called "high temp microchip".
lets see your source.
billybob

Lansing, MI

#12 Jul 7, 2008
Wally Walker wrote:
I work at a local scrap yard in Western Michigan we have people on daily bases coming to our location and trying to sell converters to us for scrap.
We kind of wonder when the converters are still shiny and show very little signs of use.
We have implemented a security plan to track these people operation: CatCatch. We will only buy converters from people we have done business with in the past. Most people don't know that on the newer cars 2000 up that the there is a high temp microchip in the body of the converter that holds the VIN number of the car it was assembled on at the factory.
Be very careful.
WW
Um, they do......now!:)

Since: Jun 07

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#13 Jul 7, 2008
Wally Walker wrote:
Most people don't know that on the newer cars 2000 up that the there is a high temp microchip in the body of the converter that holds the VIN number of the car it was assembled on at the factory.
Be very careful.
WW
Anyone who works in the automotive production business knows this is total BS.

Why would this person write this nonsense?
billybob

Lansing, MI

#14 Jul 7, 2008
mi mad wrote:
FYI!!! If you have a plastic gas tank on your car,people are also drilling holes in them to drain your tank.
Hey, now I jus need a drill..........thanks!
unknown

Caledonia, MI

#15 Jul 7, 2008
WE LIVE IN A FREE COUNTRY, I FEEL U STEAL CUT THE Hand off,IF U RAPE SOMEONE YOU SHOULD BE GIVEN THE RIGHT TO DECIDE DEATH OR IN JAIL IN A COLD DARK CELL AND NO FRIENDS OR GOOD FOOD YOU WOULD BE BAND FROM ANYTHING IN JAIL
froggy log

Traverse City, MI

#16 Jul 7, 2008
Some people just need to find a job.
jtphantom

Bangor, MI

#17 Jul 7, 2008
if the scrapyards stopped taking them from individuals they don't know maybe, probably not but maybe it would stop.

maybe the police should start checking those hauling trucks overflowing with metals and other junk enroute for items that look suspicious. Many drive with way too much in the truck or trailer anyway.

“Ante Omnia Armari”

Since: Nov 07

"You get back what you give"

#19 Jul 7, 2008
Batch 37 Pain is Good wrote:
Ha ha ha, Bet they were stupid white trash crackers....
Oh that's cold, man....<snicker>
Concerned

Allegan, MI

#21 Jul 7, 2008
I totally agree with "froggy log" - those jerks need to get a J-O-B like the rest of us hard working people and stop stealing what we already paid for. Maybe someone should steal from them so they know how it feels to have to pay for something twice. IDIOTS!!
Platinum Blonde

Berrien Center, MI

#22 Jul 7, 2008
Don't cars have black boxes too?
Scott

AOL

#23 Jul 7, 2008
There's been a lot of catalytic cov. stolen off cars at the D Ave. and 131 car pool lot also. I wonder if these are the same persons involved too.

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