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Rob
11-07-12, 07:32 AM
Homeowner tackles suspected Corvette thief

October 30, 2012|By Melissa Scheffler | KWCH 12 Eyewitness News

(WICHITA, Kan.) — From a distance, a silver Corvette looks like one of best cars on the K-15 Auto Lot in Derby.

"Well, it's got about a thousand scratches on it where it went through the fence,” Tom Scripp said.

Scripp just got it back a month after a thief took it.

"To re-paint a Corvette, maybe six or seven thousand dollars,” Scripp said.

Wichita officers say they tracked the suspected thief and the Corvette to this southwest Wichita neighborhood. Around noon Monday, they tried to pull the guy over.

Full Story: Homeowner tackles suspected Corvette thief - KWCH (http://articles.kwch.com/2012-10-30/car-thief_34822227)

Kool Lou
11-12-12, 11:51 PM
Back in the 60’s a new Corvette could be stolen no matter what a owner might try to do because the sophistication was not there and any smart thief could hot wire a Corvette, The best way might be to take out the ignition rotor so the car wouldn’t start.
A thief doesn’t want to spend too much time trying to steal a ‘Vette so by using as many anti-thief items as you can can make a thief look elsewhere.

Homeowner tackles suspected Corvette thief

October 30, 2012|By Melissa Scheffler | KWCH 12 Eyewitness News

(WICHITA, Kan.) — From a distance, a silver Corvette looks like one of best cars on the K-15 Auto Lot in Derby.

"Well, it's got about a thousand scratches on it where it went through the fence,” Tom Scripp said.

Scripp just got it back a month after a thief took it.

"To re-paint a Corvette, maybe six or seven thousand dollars,” Scripp said.

Wichita officers say they tracked the suspected thief and the Corvette to this southwest Wichita neighborhood. Around noon Monday, they tried to pull the guy over.

Full Story: Homeowner tackles suspected Corvette thief - KWCH (http://articles.kwch.com/2012-10-30/car-thief_34822227)

67vet
11-13-12, 11:33 PM
Does the guy who stole the car get to contribute any time, money or effort to get the car repainted? :w