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SHOULD JUNK YARDS BE HELD LIABLE FOR STOLEN CARS CRUSHED?

Created by Just wondering on Jan 7, 2011

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Just wondering

Olive Hill, KY

#1 Jan 7, 2011
So my son's car was stolen last week. We called the cops they got a report, I then began calling the junk yards on Cranston. I called Taylor's and told them that a 91 Honda Accord white 4 door car was stolen and gave them the VIN number and license plate number. They didn't have anything but took my name and number in case anything was brought in. I then called Caudill's junk yard LAWERENCE answered the phone I gave him the same information as I did Taylor's. He said he would keep an eye out. TRUE TO HIS WORD HE DID!!! KEPT HIS EYE ON THE CAR AS IT GOT CRUSHED JUST 4 HOURS LATER!!!!

I think that the owner of that place should be jailed, fined, shut down, and have to pay for the car that my son worked his butt off to earn!!!!
Swoosh

Lexington, KY

#2 Jan 7, 2011
Copper requires a picture ID to turn in for salvage, don't cars? They should. I wouldn't blame them unless they couldn't prove where it came from. I have to say, if I caught someone ripping the copper wire out of my home, I would probably do something "under extreme emotional disturbance".
Lou Dog

Lexington, KY

#3 Jan 7, 2011
Just wondering wrote:
So my son's car was stolen last week. We called the cops they got a report, I then began calling the junk yards on Cranston. I called Taylor's and told them that a 91 Honda Accord white 4 door car was stolen and gave them the VIN number and license plate number. They didn't have anything but took my name and number in case anything was brought in. I then called Caudill's junk yard LAWERENCE answered the phone I gave him the same information as I did Taylor's. He said he would keep an eye out. TRUE TO HIS WORD HE DID!!! KEPT HIS EYE ON THE CAR AS IT GOT CRUSHED JUST 4 HOURS LATER!!!!
I think that the owner of that place should be jailed, fined, shut down, and have to pay for the car that my son worked his butt off to earn!!!!
Did you have insurance, and did it pay-out before the car was discovered to have been crushed? If so, the crushing may have been lawfull - if not they may be liable for the car's value. Can you provide more info?
Wellll

Olive Hill, KY

#4 Jan 7, 2011
Pawn shop owners are not liable for having goods they didn't know was stolen.
Get a lawyer,have them get the info from scrap yard,then go from there.
beanie

Morehead, KY

#5 Jan 9, 2011
ask marty stevens, he had a guy steal like 7 of his cars and crush em.
John

United States

#6 Jan 13, 2011
I would sue, Caudill's knowingly accepts stolen scrap!
mike

Cleveland, GA

#7 Jan 15, 2011
the only way to know if a car is stolen is to run vin ,if it comes back clear and it gets crushed its your own fault for being too lazy to report it stolen and leaving the keys in it einstein!!!!!!!
Dan

Toledo, OH

#8 Jan 19, 2011
mike wrote:
the only way to know if a car is stolen is to run vin ,if it comes back clear and it gets crushed its your own fault for being too lazy to report it stolen and leaving the keys in it einstein!!!!!!!
Thats what I would say, play dumb. You'll act like don't know who the theives are bring in stolen stuff.
mike

Dahlonega, GA

#9 Jan 20, 2011
everybody seems to need someone to blame. Maybe its a crutch like santa clause or the tooth fairy .But you probably dont realize that 90% of the stolen cars and items are returned to the owners, because of common courtesy, which is returned with this shit. I wonder what the world would be like without all you cry babies and candy asses.
Swoosh

Lexington, KY

#10 Jan 22, 2011
Victims of theft are not being crybabies for wanting their property back and the thief punished. 90% of people that cite statistics pull them out of their fanny. For example...
heythere

United States

#11 Jan 24, 2011
yes they should
Jack

Toledo, OH

#12 Jan 24, 2011
mike wrote:
everybody seems to need someone to blame. Maybe its a crutch like santa clause or the tooth fairy .But you probably dont realize that 90% of the stolen cars and items are returned to the owners, because of common courtesy, which is returned with this shit. I wonder what the world would be like without all you cry babies and candy asses.
If it was your stuff being stolen or your property being destroyed, have a different point if veiw! Where is my sh$t I havnt had anything returned. That's a load of crap!
Sick

Morehead, KY

#13 Nov 13, 2011
Mike obviously has a personal investment. He means they're returned by "common courtesy" when they get caught-like the incident reported in the morehead news last year. It's ridiculous. The scrap yards should have to wait until so long after a car is brought out (as in having a 24 hold period) to ensure it isn't stolen. How would someone report a car stolen if they didn't yet know it was so. Who scraps a perfectly good car with personal valuables in it? They KNOW what they're doing and are thieves who don't care. Someone should set them up. They need to be held accountable because it is a reoccurring problem and the police are doing NOTHING!!!
Not so

Morehead, KY

#14 Nov 13, 2011
Wellll wrote:
Pawn shop owners are not liable for having goods they didn't know was stolen.
Get a lawyer,have them get the info from scrap yard,then go from there.
If a pawn shop (or anyone for that matter) purchases items that turn out to be stolen property, the cops will confiscate the property and the person or business who purchased the stolen items are then out the money that they paid for them.

With cars, don't you have to provide a title to sell them to a scrap/junk yard? I've scrapped a couple in another part of the country and if you didn't have a title or a release from the DMV they wouldn't take it.
Kathy

Chattanooga, TN

#15 Jan 13, 2012
My car was just stolen today and the guy took it to the scrap yard and got money and all he had to do was show his picture ID. The police told me that as long as the car is over 10 years old then the company don't need anything but a picture ID.
just plain awful

Nicholasville, KY

#16 Jan 13, 2012
Kathy wrote:
My car was just stolen today and the guy took it to the scrap yard and got money and all he had to do was show his picture ID. The police told me that as long as the car is over 10 years old then the company don't need anything but a picture ID.
It is done all the time.My father had passed away, and with all the things to do I didn't worry about his old car,but one day while checking on things I noticed something very different.I was parked where his old car always sat.It was gone.Neighbors saw someone hook to it and take it away on a trailer and just thought it was being sold and moved away.I was livid.
I reported it gone to the sheriffs office,and was told well,that was bad,probably already been sold for junk and crushed.Sorry,thats all they could do.Hard lesson learned.Still can't get over it.
Seriously

Morehead, KY

#17 Jan 20, 2012
Why should they do anything to the junk yards when they won't even punish the one for stealing the cars.....at least the scrap yards are paying for what they are getting!! The court just turns the ones doing all the stealing loose!
Kathy

Chattanooga, TN

#18 Jan 21, 2012
Seriously wrote:
Why should they do anything to the junk yards when they won't even punish the one for stealing the cars.....at least the scrap yards are paying for what they are getting!! The court just turns the ones doing all the stealing loose!
They should make the junk yard ask for a title and make them check to see if it has been reported stolen. I had just put over $6000 in my trunk fixing it up. Was getting ait painted this summer. The guy say they scrap cars as soon as it was brought in. They should be made to keep them for at least a week.
upset

Maryland Heights, MO

#19 Feb 10, 2012
a car was taken to the salvaged yard and crush within a matter of a hour and the paper work was partially filled out by this company and they accepted a fake id from the person who sold the car to them to be crushed. Is there a procedure this company must go by especially if they don't have a title for the car
Get Ready

Morehead, KY

#20 Feb 10, 2012
Hoefully the new laws being reviewed for passage will hold pawn shops and scrap yards accountable. The police cant wait to start charging these businesses for not keeping proper records. Laws are already on the books folks....in the KRS.....police and prosecutors just havent started the raids yet.

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