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|30th March 2008, 10:07||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: auckland, new zealand
stolen skyline retrieved with the help of internet
this news is all over the internet for those who have not yet read it:
New member regretfully posts that his car has been stolen by someone with a fake ID that took a permanent test drive. Describes vehicle and thief.
-Thief encounters another forum member at Chinook mall, member recognizes stolen vehicle as described in this post. Snaps pictures, posts on beyond. Even in a city of 1 million people, thief is spotted within hours due to internet exposure
-Thief is found on facebook using said pictures, recognized by multiple members
-Full name, address, and workplace is found via facebook
-Multiple forum members drive to known address at 2:30am, car is parked outside. Dude peeks out the window, sees posse, gets scared.
-Car disappears at some point.
-Another member drives by later, finds car. Boxes car in, calls cops, calls rightful owner
-Cops show up 2 hours later, pictures and youtube video posted of stolen car, and Dr. Claw the fail car thief getting arrested
-Car is now safe at home, back up for sale, with a new test drive policy. Bonus: Thief leaves $22 in change, and a ****ty wanksta hat.
Link is passed around to virtually every forum worldwide within hours, checking in to show community support. Appears on front page of digg.com.
1991 skyline gt-r-stolen! calgary, ab - cash reward*pics of criminals inside* - Beyond.ca - Car Forums
the post in the forum are two funny you have to go through the whole tread.
car spotted by a fellow member
members of the forum blocking the car
Last edited by pawan : 30th March 2008 at 10:12.
|30th March 2008, 11:44||#3|
Join Date: Apr 2005
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jeez.. am still going through the full thread. These guys did some real good work !!!
BTW, i just feel good that we on team-bhp, share the same spirit that beyond.ca guys have shown in this.
|30th March 2008, 23:41||#4|
Join Date: Aug 2004
Thanked: 13 Times
Fantastic story and cheers to the power of online communities. I can think of greater things that have happened on Team-BHP, but lets leave that for another time, shall we?
|31st March 2008, 00:34||#5|
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Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Dayton, OH
Thanked: 15 Times
Actually.. all said and done, After going thru that thread, I am thankfull that we have so many rules concerning posting on this forum and strict enforcement of the same !!
|31st March 2008, 09:12||#6|
Join Date: Aug 2005
Thanked: 8 Times
Quite amazing! spent most of yesterday reading that thread! The rate at which it was growig was quite alarming!
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