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    Apparently my car that sits on the street had its catalytic converter stolen on Thursday night.I say “apparently “because the engine is super loud when I start it up now. DH is in Herman and can’t check it out for sure, but he said via email that’s probably the case.


    Well, the lads around here “got their needs met “which is a concept I hear all too often on Nextdoor forums about the thievery and the thugery around these parts.

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    What??? Isn't a catalytic converter kind of hard to remove? And why??? Are they valuable on the black market? That is a bummer, IL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    What??? Isn't a catalytic converter kind of hard to remove? And why??? Are they valuable on the black market? That is a bummer, IL.
    Oh my dear white lady in white land ( Vermont.) The theft of catalytic converter’s is rife all over urban areas and has been for the past 18 months or so. The practiced criminal element gets pretty good at cutting them out, it’s a 2-3 minute job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    Oh my dear white lady in white land ( Vermont.) The theft of catalytic converter’s is rife all over urban areas and has been for the past 18 months or so. The practiced criminal element gets pretty good at cutting them out, it’s a 2-3 minute job.
    Apologies for my white privilege speaking. Now I'm going to go out and see if anyone has been tampering with my riding mower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    Oh my dear white lady in white land ( Vermont.) The theft of catalytic converter’s is rife all over urban areas and has been for the past 18 months or so. The practiced criminal element gets pretty good at cutting them out, it’s a 2-3 minute job.
    OMG - sometimes you really do make me laugh!

    Sorry about the loss of your catalytic converter. Hope nothing else in the car was damaged by the quick removal.
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    That happened yesterday to my friend’s husband who works at a casino. Apparently there’s a cage you can buy to protect it but it’s not cheap. Luckily my parking spot is under the building in the back instead of a carport in the front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacher Terry View Post
    That happened yesterday to my friend’s husband who works at a casino. Apparently there’s a cage you can buy to protect it but it’s not cheap. Luckily my parking spot is under the building in the back instead of a carport in the front.
    I’m expecting this event to cost us around $450 and that includes one of the cages. But look what the lads have done for the economy! Getting some metal moving through it! Drumming up business for auto repairman! It’s an economic win-win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    I’m expecting this event to cost us around $450 and that includes one of the cages. But look what the lads have done for the economy! Getting some metal moving through it! Drumming up business for auto repairman! It’s an economic win-win.
    Not for those who have difficulty paying for the replacement/damage to their cars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by happystuff View Post
    Not for those who have difficulty paying for the replacement/damage to their cars.
    I think you are missing my implied /sarcasm tag but I guess that is on me, for failing to provide it.

    Please do understand that some in my Nextdoor forum neighborhood would think that anyone who has an automobile is better off than the young men who were only getting their needs met by removing catalytic converters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    I think you are missing my implied /sarcasm tag but I guess that is on me, for failing to provide it.

    Please do understand that some in my Nextdoor forum neighborhood would think that anyone who has an automobile is better off than the young men who were only getting their needs met by removing catalytic converters.
    Got the sarcasm to the "white (vermont)", etc. Missed it on the "economic win-win". I was just saying that, to all parties involved, it doesn't - in my opinion - equate to a "win-win".
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