Thursday, April 03, 2008

Catalytic Converters

A woman in my Tuesday morning Connections Bible study sent out an email last night. While at our church that morning, someone sawed out her catalytic converter. This is a problem of epidemic proportions in our county, and I'm sure in many others. T received a warning about this back in January at his work and anyone I've talked to who has a Toyota truck or SUV has either had this done to them or knows someone who has. It can also happen if you have a Lexus.

Our church is next to and has use of a commuter parking lot, which I'm guessing was the intended target of this thief. I guess they figured a church was a soft target as well, not to mention the new, upscale office complex across the street. It had to have happened between 9:30 - 10:30, they work very fast, use a handsaw and saw that baby off in seconds. Why? I've read that it's to sell the precious metals in them, but T's work notice said something about using them for meth labs. I don't know how accurate that is, but the warning is really just don't mess with these guys. The notice for T was basically if you hear anything unusual, turn and walk away. I wonder who wrote that notice??

Anyway, if you have a Toyota truck or SUV or a Lexus SUV, be forewarned!


Anonymous said...

Matthew had his sawed off in Howard High School's parking lot when he was playing football the day after Thanksgiving. Jeep Cherokees are an easy target.


Kathryn said...

Unbelievable. What next?!