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"Here in my car", said 80s pop hero Gary Numan, "I feel safest of all". He obviously never shared the same stretch of road as me, then. Automotive tales of mirth and woe, please.

(, Thu 22 Apr 2010, 12:34)
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Joyriders 1 - 0 Police
I went to stay at my parents a year ago to look after my sister whilst they were on holiday. I had a bit of a headache one night so I went to lie down for a bit whilst her friends were round. I got after an hour later and sat in the front room.

Whilst sitting there I heard a noise and someone shout 'shit' and saw someone in grey run past the window, but didn't think anything of it. I went out to the corner shop, on the way out, looking at the car, I thought something looked off about it (it had been moved forward), but again didn't really think anything of it. 5 minutes later I'm back from the shop and do a massive double take - car is gone.

My sisters 14/15 year old friends have stolen the car. Have to phone the older brother as my sister is out and I have no idea what to do. He drives over, calls the police, who do not give a fuck. They have been told that a group of 14 and 15 year olds are driving about in a 2 litre, and do nothing about it.

3 days later my parents are back and my brother turns up saying that he's actually found the car. We phone the police but it's a Sunday so they don't do anything about it. As the kids still have the keys we have to leave the car where it is and it gets moved again.

We later find out that on the day it was stolen someone called the police to say they'd just seen a group of teenagers getting out of a car and was suspicious as clearly none of them were 17. Again the police did not bother to follow it up. Despite the fact that there was no way it could have been anyone else - the keys were stolen from inside the house, and two people had given descriptions fitting my sisters 'friends' - the police took about a month to go round and speak to the boys, by which time, according to the policeman who went round, they had clearly been told what to say.

Eventually we did get the car back, but as it was an automatic lock car it had to go in to repair for about 6 weeks and we were left without a mobility friendly car. The police were absolutely useless and should have done more if they knew there were a group of kids driving round in a high powered car.
(, Tue 27 Apr 2010, 12:49, 1 reply)
The police often don't like to get into a pursuit type of situation with underage drivers
On the grounds that there's a very high likelihood of them trying to drive way beyond their limits, and being killed for it.
(, Tue 27 Apr 2010, 16:50, closed)
Thieving little cunts.
(, Tue 27 Apr 2010, 23:12, closed)
could have had a look though
or like... got someone to tow car on one of the two occasions where they knew the location of it and that it was empty
(, Wed 28 Apr 2010, 12:16, closed)

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