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Old 07-18-2012, 08:14 PM   #1
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OnStar shuts down stolen Camaro


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Two police departments, a helicopter and dozens of cruisers were hot on the trail of a stolen Chevy Camaro speeding through Illinois. But it wasn’t their efforts that ultimately stopped the renegade vehicle. It was OnStar.

The General Motors’ subscription-based service, which is often used to alert first responders to accidents or even let family members see where the car is driving, has the ability to shut down OnStar-enabled vehicles. This is just what was done to Brandon Holme’s car that was stolen from a West Dundee gas station and taken on a 40-mile, high-speed chase, according to Chicago’s CBS Local.

Here’s how it all went down:

“I walked into the gas station, and as I’m walking in, he’s walking out, and he goes, ‘Nice Camaro,’” Holme said. “The guy said ‘Nice Camaro.’ He jumped in my car and took it.”

Holme called police, then called OnStar to report the car had been stolen. Police, working with OnStar, trailed the Camaro to Chicago.

“They told me they could not use OnStar until the cop was behind him. They can’t just shut it off when it’s anywhere,” Holme said.

At a certain point, OnStar was given the green light to shut off the car. The vehicle crashed into bushes after the gas pedal became inoperable. The man who stole the car, 20-year-old Andre Hill, was not injured in the crash and is currently in jail on $30,000 bail.

Holme credits OnStar for the reason he still has his vehicle — however banged up — today. Still, it is this very technology that has had others worried. Although OnStar is an optional service drivers must subscribe to, it was revealed last year that OnStar was tracking customers even after they had canceled subscriptions to the service. The Blaze reported at the time that Glenn Beck had even voiced his concerns about OnStar’s pervasive tracking capability a couple years before even this information came to light. But in September 2011, it was revealed OnStar was still collecting data on disabled vehicles. GM soon thereafter stopped this practice saying it would only maintain data tracking on customers after cancellation should they “opt-in.”
Not sure why the driver crashed into bushes when the car was disabled...
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:16 PM   #2
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Sweet. Good find!

Any c5 member going to claim this Camaro? Haha
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:43 PM   #3
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Bet he never leaves it running again.
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:45 PM   #4
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Dumb ass shouldnt have left the keys in the ignition.
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:48 PM   #5
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I liked his shirt.. lmao
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:32 AM   #6
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:09 AM   #7
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glad nobody got hurt. Glad that asshat got caught. Glad he got his car back... Just hope he learns to take his keys and lock the freakin door. I liven in a very rural environment where everybody knows everybody and I dont trust my neighbors.
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:25 AM   #8
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What a fool.

Or did he plan this?

Either way, he is a pea-brain.


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Not sure why the driver crashed into bushes when the car was disabled...
I imagine he was trying to escape
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:48 AM   #9
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I like the poll at the end where it asks if you like onstar "Because you'll get your car back"

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dislike it "Because they could "accidentally" shut down your car when you didn't want them to."

Really?? Whoever thought of this poll is obviously wearing a tin foil hat.. and so is all the people that voted that choice.

Think some errant employee is randomly shutting down cars? or do they think it's some sort of marketing scam (renew your subscription, or we'll randomly shut your car down!"?
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:56 AM   #10
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Dumb ass shouldnt have left the keys in the ignition.
This. Who dafuq does that?
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:25 AM   #11
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So he left his Camaro running and someone stole it, you don't say?


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I like the poll at the end where it asks if you like onstar "Because you'll get your car back"

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dislike it "Because they could "accidentally" shut down your car when you didn't want them to."

Really?? Whoever thought of this poll is obviously wearing a tin foil hat.. and so is all the people that voted that choice.

Think some errant employee is randomly shutting down cars? or do they think it's some sort of marketing scam (renew your subscription, or we'll randomly shut your car down!"?
The website is called "The Blaze", I rest my case
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:46 AM   #12
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Good video and article, but reading the comments below make me question the human race, those people are insane
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:57 AM   #13
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Good video and article, but reading the comments below make me question the human race, those people are insane
That was your first mistake. Nothing good ever lies in the comment section. I was trying to give the victim the benefit of the doubt, there are some pretty sophisticated devices that record the frequency of the unlock and can start cars and what not but it does seem like he walked straight into it.

Edit: Read the comments. Uhhhhh....What???
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:58 AM   #14
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Drive it like you stole it!

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Old 07-19-2012, 12:20 PM   #15
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In some cases if you leave the keys in the car (IE around kids) the driver can be sued if the kid takes it for a joy ride. That's why I leave my 2 pit bulls in my car when i go into the gas station... Just saying Great story BTW...
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Old 07-19-2012, 12:47 PM   #16
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Really? That idiot had nothing better to do than to ruin a new car? HE NEEDS JESUS IN HIS LIFE.




or a life-long prison sentence. whichever works better.....
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:27 PM   #17
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What kind of retard leaves their keys in the ignition and walks completely away from the car
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:30 PM   #18
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WTF is up with all the BS thats in the comment section, it is truly frightening that there is people out there like that. Anywho , despite their political spin, OnStar demonstrates that it is a very good service for its consumers.
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:52 PM   #19
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thats awesome good thig the guy could keep his car
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:55 PM   #20
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Dumb ass shouldnt have left the keys in the ignition.
no Kiddin! dumb@$$
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Old 07-19-2012, 02:11 PM   #21
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Deserved what he got for leaving his keys in the ignition....

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Old 07-19-2012, 02:16 PM   #22
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WOW????????????? Like nobody EVER forgets? Or makes a MISTAKE!
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Old 07-19-2012, 02:55 PM   #23
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pretty harsh replies .... no need to be this mans judge and jury. a derelict stole his car and now he has a terrible situation to deal with. its just sad really
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Old 07-19-2012, 02:58 PM   #24
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Not sure why the driver crashed into bushes when the car was disabled...
As someone who was in an accident with Onstar (Hit a deer) you lose complete control of the car when they kill the engine. Had Onstar not killed control of my vehicle I could've stayed on the road. However when you lose complete acceleration and power steering instantly it's brutal.
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WOW????????????? Like nobody EVER forgets? Or makes a MISTAKE!
No, I don't forget my keys.
I don't forget to take my change.
I don't forget to close the toilet

Wow, maybe I am older than I thought



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As someone who was in an accident with Onstar (Hit a deer) you lose complete control of the car when they kill the engine. Had Onstar not killed control of my vehicle I could've stayed on the road. However when you lose complete acceleration and power steering instantly it's brutal.
I don't think Onstar can do that. It takes several seconds before they answer the red button. It must be built-in to the CPU.
Did the air bags explode?
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