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Old 06-02-2009, 11:58 AM   #255
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I hate to say this, but reality bites as they say. Any time someone gets their wheels stolen be on the look out for a return visit since they know you'll have nice brand new rims AND tires.

MANY years ago (back when shag carpet and custom vans were in vogue), some guy in a nearby apartment complex had his wheels stolen off his custom van. He had them replaced and sure enough they hit him again since they knew he had new ones. Fearing they would steel them once again he booby-trapped them with electricity. Well they did come back, and they didn't get the wheels a third time as one of the perps was fatally electrocuted.
Van owner was sentenced to three years in prison for manslaughter.

I'm sure it sounds like an urban legend to some, but around here the local news followed the story as the case worked its way through to court system. Made a pretty big deal about it as the guy was just trying to protect his property. Guess you'll just have to take my word for it.
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