Maybe It’s Time to Buy a New Car, Escalade Owners

A few months back, I wrote a story about how all of these Cadillac Escalades were having their rims and tires stolen in the middle of the night in Highland Park. HPDPS suggested motion-sensor lights to ward off the thieves, or locking lug nuts. The crimes continue, though, and it seems the thieves have gotten savvier.

From Friday’s police blotter:

Between 4 p.m. March 4 and 8 a.m. March 5, a thief stole all the rims and tires off a black 2010 Cadillac Escalade in the 4600 block of Southern Avenue. The vehicle had locking lug nuts on each rim, but the thief managed to steal all four nonetheless. The theft is valued at $7,600.

So, maybe look into getting a Chevy Yukon? Wait, no, burglars break in and steal the third-row seats. Maybe a rickshaw? Would that be safer?

9 thoughts on “Maybe It’s Time to Buy a New Car, Escalade Owners

  • March 14, 2012 at 1:16 pm
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    May I suggest parking in the garage?

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  • March 14, 2012 at 1:49 pm
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    The garage is the answer. My friend’s Yukon Denali found itself one morning without 4 wheels/tires, the 3rd row seats, and the nav system screen. At least they had the courtesy to leave it up on concrete blocks…

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  • March 15, 2012 at 9:45 am
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    MF’ers…In addition to Gorrilla Nuts, I bought a tilt sensor for my wife’s Suburban to go with the Viper alarm. When set, the vehicle’s alarm goes off when there’s any change in elevation when those SOBs are trying to steal the wheels/tires.

    To AB & JK, the garage is not an option for many. The way my narrow driveway is positioned relative to the garage, it literally takes 7-10 minutes to back up out onto the street without hitting our house or neighbor’s fence. We can thank HP Zoning for not allowing the detached garage to be closer to the property line and rest of the driveway.

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  • March 15, 2012 at 3:42 pm
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    Really Gringo? You want to blame HP Zoning because the car you bought can’t manuever down the driveway you bought to fit into the garage you bought?

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  • March 15, 2012 at 5:19 pm
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    I agree that Gringo’s situation is not anyone else’s fault, but the point still stands that parking in the garage is not an option for some.

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  • March 16, 2012 at 11:10 am
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    Yep, I do want to blame HP Zoning. I can barely get my midsize sedan in there.

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  • March 16, 2012 at 2:32 pm
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    Did you build the house yourself? Or move into an already built house? If you built it yourself and had to deal with the zoning commission or even made an attempt to get an exemption then you at least have a sliver of an argument. If you moved into an already built house; zero credibility in blaming it on zoning as you chose the house.

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  • March 16, 2012 at 5:35 pm
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    Not something I’m complaining about, but I have the same situation, I have a side driveway with a detached garage, it is a nightmare to try to pull my midsize sedan into the garage, I wouldn’t think of trying to pull my Tahoe into it. I just park in the driveway and don’t worry about it.

    Yes, I bought my house, but funny enough, I didn’t think to pull my car into the garage when I was house hunting. Has anyone EVER done that? The assumption is that you can park two cars in a two car garage. The reality is that you can’t in many houses, and even getting one car into the garage is tricky.

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