What would you do if, one morning, you walked out to your driveway and found your car missing? That’s what happened to an owner of a 2010 Chevy Traverse in Cape Coral, Florida, who — upon finding his vehicle missing — called the local authorities, who in turn proceeded to notify and work with OnStar to bring the full-sized crossover home safely; the police captured the stolen vehicle by setting up at the foot of a bridge that the crossover had to cross.
The triumvirate of thieves consisted of three teenagers — a 17-year-old male, his 15-year-old sister and a 16-year-old male friend — all of whom were arrested and charged with one count of grand theft auto, six counts of burglary and four counts of theft. According to the authorities, the teens were “car hopping”. We’re told that — according to modern moron culture — the practice involves going through neighborhoods looking for unlocked cars and taking whatever meets the eye.
The GM Authority Take
We’d wager that the lesson the trio of peabrains took away from this incident is not to steal OnStar-equipped vehicles… although our advice would be not to steal anything in the first place…
In any event, this is yet another example of the safety and peace-of-mind OnStar brings to the table. Have you ever had your vehicle go missing and then recovered by OnStar? Share your story in the comments below.