It’s a bummer that humans bent on stealing things from others roam this Earth. It’s a pretty basic concept instilled in us from birth: don’t take what isn’t yours. Alas, thieves still have a thing for stealing the third-row seats from General Motors SUVs like the Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon.
Jalopnik reported last Thursday and rounded up the most recent bout of thefts. According to its report, a reader wrote in and said a friend had his or her third-row seats stolen from a hotel parking lot, and a handful of local news reports peg the same crime.
Apparently, it’s pretty easy to break into the SUVs to grab the seats. If the thief can pop the rear window hatch open, the alarm won’t sound. After that, the rear seats are fair game and can be unhooked rather easily. Hopefully, this is something GM can address itself via added security in the future.
In a somewhat ironic manner, a Texas police media manager believes the spike in third-row seat thefts come from the utter demand for the seats themselves after owners have theirs stolen. So, buyers could very well be purchasing their stolen seats back for hundreds of dollars.
Quit stealing third-row seats, human race. And while you’re at it, don’t touch unlockable charging cables, either.