Pardon me is that a Prius on your chest, or are you just happy to see me?
Cops find a dead thief with a Prius on his chest. They use the event as a cautionary tale. The wages of sin, blah, blah blah… I performed a variety of duties as a cop. Two areas that I missed were crime prevention specialist and public information officer. I think the Sheriff’s office missed an opportunity.
Had I been the PIO, I would have framed the story differently. I would have pointed out that the dead guy didn’t do it right. He missed out on an easy payday. Any idiot should be able to steal a catalytic converter. Extra points to point out that a Cadillac has a bigger catalytic converter than a Prius. The only downside to this story is that he didn’t have a buddy under the car with him. The object is to encourage more idiots to try their hand at catalytic converter theft. Thin the herd!
This story is just another example of the failure of our schools. I took driver’s ed in high school. One lesson was how to use a jack and change a tire. It wasn’t just a lecture. The students had to do it. I don’t guess that is taught any more.