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  • Brazen teens use SUV as ‘battering ram’ to steal nearly $600K in luxury vehicles before leading police on chase

    02/25/2024 11:36:15 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 40 replies
    Nypost ^ | 02/25/2024 | Olivia Land
    Startling surveillance footage captured the moment a band of teens from the Chicago area broke into a Wisconsin Jaguar/Land Rover dealership and sped off with more than half a million dollars worth of high-end vehicles – later leading police on a dramatic 40-mile chase. In a coordinated heist, several black-clad individuals pulled up to the Waukesha dealership in the early hours of Feb. 18, pried open the key box and got into nine cars, the footage shared by FOX6 News showed. One of the thieves got into a Land Rover Velar and used the car “as a battering ram” to...
  • Paris goes to war on SUVs - and calls on London to follow suit: Sadiq Khan (London mayor) has already praised this action

    02/05/2024 3:21:28 AM PST · by dennisw · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 5 February 2024 | CHRIS JEWERS and PETER ALLEN IN PARIS
    Paris goes to war on SUVs - and calls on London to follow suit: Sadiq Khan has already praised French car-hating socialist mayor for tripling parking charges for family vehicles, despite only 3.25% of voters backing it Only 5.7 percent of Paris's 1.3 million eligible voters cast ballots in the vote The policy - which will see SUV drivers charged over £15 per hour to park - has previously been backed by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who labelled it 'innovative' Parisians voted on Sunday to muscle SUVs off the French capital's streets by making them three times more expensive to...
  • Is the 2024 Buick Envista a Good SUV? 5 Pros, 4 Cons

    12/01/2023 11:19:37 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    cars ^ | 12/01/2023 | Jim Travers
    The latest offering from Buick is the 2024 Envista, a stylish and roomy alternative to traditional boxy SUVs that offers a swoopier roofline much like more expensive alternatives from upscale German brands. With its sleek profile, seating for five and the practicality of a hatchback design, the subcompact Envista also happens to be Buick’s cheapest model for the 2024 model year — even though it’s about a foot longer than Buick’s other subcompact SUV, the boxier Encore GX. What you don’t get, however, are the availability of all-wheel drive or any powertrain options other than the standard turbocharged 1.2-liter three-cylinder...
  • Secret Service agents protecting Biden’s granddaughter open fire after 3 people try to break into SUV

    11/13/2023 7:18:06 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 52 replies
    NY Post ^ | 13/11/23 | Isabel Keane and Josh Christenson
    Secret Service agents assigned to defend President Biden’s granddaughter opened fire late Sunday on a group of people attempting to break into an unmarked Secret Service car in Washington, DC, officials said. “On Nov. 12 around 11:58 p.m. in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC, Secret Service agents encountered possibly three individuals breaking a window on a parked and unoccupied government vehicle,” the agency’s spokesman, Anthony Guglielmi, said in a statement. “During this encounter, a federal agent discharged a service weapon and it is believed no one was struck. The offenders immediately fled the scene in a red vehicle and...
  • Upstate NY teen charged for crashing stolen SUV into home, causing massive gas explosion

    09/27/2023 1:07:20 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | 09/27/2023 | Olivia Land
    A New York teen is facing 30 criminal charges for allegedly driving a stolen SUV into a home earlier this month, resulting in a massive gas explosion that displaced multiple residents and sent first responders ducking for cover. The residence in Oneida was decimated by the early-morning Sept. 9 blast, which sent towers of orange flames and ash into the sky and reduced the emergency crews at the scene to flailing rag dolls as they struggled to take cover, body camera footage obtained by NewsChannel 9 shows. Several officers were forced to cower behind a fire truck “while debris fell...
  • Driver charged with plowing stolen SUV into 10 pedestrians in NYC

    08/02/2023 12:18:59 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | 08/02/2023 | Snejana Farberov, Joe Marino and Craig McCarthy
    A 20-year-old man was hit with a slew of charges Wednesday after crashing a stolen car into multiple vehicles and injuring 10 pedestrians during a chaotic police chase in Midtown Manhattan. Kyle Fernandez is facing charges including reckless endangerment, possession of stolen property, operating a motor vehicle while on drugs, resisting arrest, and others in connection to Tuesday’s mayhem — which ended when good Samaritans tackled the fleeing driver to the ground and held him down until cops arrived. The madness unfolded during the evening rush hour near the corner of Lexington Avenue and East 42nd Street, just steps away...
  • SUV intentionally plows into migrant workers, injuring 6 in North Carolina: police

    07/31/2023 5:57:46 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | 07/31/2023 | David Propper
    The driver of an SUV appeared to intentionally plow into a group of migrant workers — wounding all six — outside a Walmart in North Carolina Sunday afternoon, authorities said. The workers were all taken to a nearby hospital with various injuries after 1 p.m., though none of their wounds seemed to be life-threatening, the Lincolnton Police Department said in a news release. The suspect behind the wheel in what police called an “intentional assault with a vehicle” has yet to be identified and remains at large.
  • Radical climate group slashing SUV tires says they're now active in 18 countries including US

    06/04/2023 11:58:24 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    Fox news ^ | 06/04/2023 | By Thomas Catenacci
    A far-left international group that encourages groups of people to deflate tires on parked sports utility vehicles (SUV) in an effort to combat global warming has expanded its operations to 18 countries. The group, named the Tyre Extinguishers and based in the U.K., has claimed credit for tire-deflating operations in American cities including New York City, Boston, Chicago and San Francisco, and cities in England, Canada, France, Spain, Germany and Italy among others. And most recently, on Thursday, members affiliated with the Tyre Extinguishers conducted an action in Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Ford warns owners of 140,000 Lincoln SUVs to park outside amid fears the vehicles could short circuit and catch fire even when the engine is TURNED OFF

    06/03/2023 2:50:49 AM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/03/23 | Joe Hutchison
    Ford has warned owners of over 140,000 SUVs to park outside amid fears the electric batteries could short circuit and catch fire, even when the engine is off. The Lincoln MKC SUV is said to have a short-circuit which causes the sensor to overheat, which can cause a fire in the engine block. So far, Ford is aware of 19 of the vehicles going up in flames worldwide that may be connected to the sensor problems. Out of the nineteen cases, 11 were in the United States, 7 in China, and 1 in Canada. Pictures shared on social media by...
  • Cars Might Be Making a Comeback in an SUV-Dominated Market

    05/01/2023 4:40:50 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 52 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 05-01-2023 | By Andy Kalmowitz
    It isn’t quite a comeback yet, but things may actually be looking up for car sales. A new report from Automotive News shows that cars have held — and even won back — some market share in the U.S. that has been held by bigger vehicles. Before we go any further, when I say “cars,” I’m talking about sedans, coupes, convertibles, hatchbacks and sports cars, all of which tend to be cheaper than their SUV counterparts (that’s important). The outlet says those types of vehicles have been dropping from brands’ lineups for years now in favor of crossovers, SUVs and...
  • Electric cargo bike aims to replace your SUV

    03/12/2023 3:51:39 AM PDT · by Libloather · 107 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/11/23 | Kurt Knutsson
    Are you ready to say goodbye to all the high costs of owning a car and hello to a new electric cargo bike as a cost-effective alternative? When first I saw this invention, I thought it seemed crazy. While an electric cargo bike may not be suitable for everyone, particularly those who need to transport large or heavy items, it is a viable option for many seeking a more sustainable and cost-effective mode of transportation. **SNIP** And hey, I could use the exercise and the help of a battery-powered ride when things get heavy. That's the idea behind the Mate...
  • Georgia woman slams her SUV into Popeyes restaurant because her order was missing biscuits: Police

    02/24/2023 4:07:48 PM PST · by dynachrome · 78 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 2-24-23 | Paul Sacca
    A Georgia woman slammed her SUV into a Popeyes restaurant because her order was missing biscuits, according to police. Around 7:45 p.m. on Saturday, a woman ordered food at the Popeyes restaurant in Augusta, Georgia. The woman claimed that her order at the fast food restaurant was missing biscuits. A Popeyes manager informed authorities that the order was corrected and the customer was given biscuits. However, the woman was reportedly "still not happy." The woman instructed the restaurant staff to hurry up with the order "because she was coming back," according to the Popeyes employees.
  • Feds Revise EV Tax Credit Rules So More Vehicles Can Be Called SUVs

    02/03/2023 3:52:01 PM PST · by conservative98 · 11 replies
    - The U.S. Treasury Department today announced new vehicle classifications that will allow more vehicles to qualify as SUVs and get the newly updated EV tax credits. - The new rules consider the Cadillac Lyriq, the Ford Mustang Mach-E, the Tesla Model Y, and others to be SUVs and thus eligible under a higher $80,000 MSRP limit. - The rules change is retroactive, so anyone who bought a vehicle since January 1, 2023, that now qualifies can claim the credit.
  • Man zip-tied, set on fire during carjacking in California, sheriff says

    12/10/2022 12:53:09 PM PST · by DFG · 53 replies
    Nexstar Media Wire via KSN ^ | 12/10/2022 | Matthew Nobert
    A man was zip-tied at gunpoint and set on fire by at least three people who stole his vehicle in Northern California, according to the Sutter County Sheriff’s Office. The man called law enforcement around 10:55 p.m. on Wednesday night, telling deputies that his vehicle had been stolen in an area southwest of Yuba City, about 42 miles north of Sacramento, sheriff’s officials said. Responding deputies found that the man had been assaulted and burned, and emergency personnel took him to a hospital, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office. The man told deputies that he was driving...
  • Climate Activists Deflate 900 SUV Tires — Including on a PEOPLE Editor's Car: 'There Has to Be a Better Way'

    11/29/2022 2:02:38 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 74 replies
    People via Yahoo ^ | November 29, 2022 | By Abigail Adams
    Climate change activists in eight countries claim they deflated tires on more than 900 SUVs in what they call their "largest-ever night of action against SUVs." Vehicles in 19 cities across the globe were apparently targeted late Monday night and early Tuesday morning by members of The Tyre Extinguishers, an international group of protesters known for deflating tires on SUVs in an effort to keep the vehicles off the streets. The group says 52 cars were hit in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood of New York City, as were hundreds of others across the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Sweden, Austria, Switzerland...
  • Man crashed SUV into ex-wife's home as family slept, arrest report states (Florida)

    11/03/2022 3:22:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    FOX 35 Orlando ^ | November 1, 2022 | Valerie Boey
    Apopka - Investigators said a family of seven was inside their Florida home when the driver of a Ford Explorer purposely crashed through a porch, then the front door, and into the kitchen. A woman who lives at the residence said three adults and four children were inside at the time. According to an arrest report, 46-year-old Nisan Ortega was intoxicated when he crashed into the home on Lambing Lane in Apopka. Detectives said it happened as everyone was sleeping. "I was scared!" said 9-year-old Caitlin Uriea. "My cousin was crying!" The home is that of Ortega's ex-wife, Ingrid Alas....
  • Moment SIXTEEN-year-old Texas road rage driver hurls dumbbell through woman's car window after rear-ending her

    08/08/2022 8:48:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | August 8, 2022 | Ruth Bashinsky
    A shocking video shows a sixteen year-old boy hurling a dumbbell through the windshield of a woman's car window after the teen rear-ended her in a road rage incident. The 16-year-old driver, whose name has not been released because he is a minor, is now charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The case has been sent to the juvenile probation department, the Houston Police Department said. The disturbing incident took place on July 31 near Tidwell and Hardy Toll Road near Sam Houston High School located in Houston, Texas. In the video the woman is heard yelling at...
  • Yet Another new way To Hurt the Average Person: The Tyre Extinguishers

    07/14/2022 7:41:27 AM PDT · by harpolemond · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/14/2022 | dave s
    The U.K. climate group whose members deflated tires on an estimated 40 vehicles in New York City last month recently announced similar actions in cities nationwide. The Tyre Extinguishers, which encourages activists to deflate tires of parked sports utility vehicles (SUV) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, said it has already spread to Chicago and the San Francisco area this month. Individuals affiliated with the group have deflated the tires of 20 SUVs in Chicago, another 20 SUVs in Scranton, Pa., and 12 SUVs near San Francisco this month, according to the group.
  • British climate activists deflate more than 40 tires on SUVs in NYC's Upper East Side and leave leaflets saying 'your gas guzzler kills': Group warns more cities will be struck in the coming weeks

    07/01/2022 6:57:11 AM PDT · by DFG · 85 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 07/01/2022 | Harriet Alexander
    Climate change activists with a group calling itself Tyre Extinguishers are celebrating their first 'action' in New York City - deflating the tires of 40 SUVs on Manhattan's Upper East Side. The movement, which originated in the United Kingdom, seeks to dissuade people from owning SUVs in urban areas, and switch instead to more environmentally-friendly vehicles. The SUVs they vandalized had leaflets let on the windshield, which stated: 'Attention: Your gas guzzler kills'. On Twitter, they boasted about their actions. 'BIG NEWS: TYRE EXTINGUISHERS STRIKE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN NEW YORK CITY!' they tweeted on Tuesday. They said: '40...
  • Democrat Committee’s ‘Star’ Witness Mocked For Claiming President Trump Tried To Hijack Limo On Jan. 6 Outlandish testimony from Chief of Staff aide Cassidy Hutchinson debunked by Trump and conflicting evidence in real time.

    06/29/2022 5:56:28 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies ^ | June 28th 2022, 6:14 pm | by Jamie White
    Lead Secret Service agent and the presidential limousine/SUV driver are reportedly prepared to testify under oath that Hutchinson's claims are false. The “star witness” of the Democrat-led Jan. 6 Select Committee testified Tuesday that former President Trump angrily tried to take control of his presidential limo during the January 6 protests, leading to a cascade of mockery online and by Trump himself. In hearsay testimony provided to the committee, Cassidy Hutchinson, a former aide to then-Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, claimed she was told by Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations Tony Ornato that Trump became angry when informed he...