Strange news out of Vancouver, Canada, where a 36-year-old man decided to hop into a stranger’s C7 Corvette and declare it as his own. The episode was captured on video and posted to YouTube, providing us with a top-down view of the events as they unfurled.
The car in question is a C7 Corvette Stingray finished in white with black wheels and trim. The car was apparently sitting in a parking lot with the removable room removed, allowing the suspect (kind of) easy access to the cabin. When the vehicle’s owner returned, the suspect allegedly refused to get out of the car.
That’s when the owner called the cops. Despite repeated attempts to persuade the suspect to exit the C7 Corvette, he refused, instead claiming “this was now his car.”
A bold claim, no doubt, but it didn’t exactly pan out for the guy. In response, police fired a bean bag shotgun at the man’s legs, then moved in to arrest him, dragging him out by force.
The man was treated for minor injuries and charged with criminal mischief.
As we’re sure our readers will agree, we think this is a pretty strange way to steal a car. Or perhaps the man was simply trying to Jedi mind trick his way to C7 Corvette ownership.
We certainly understand the appeal – after all, with a naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT1 engine under the hood doling out 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque, the C7 will sprint to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds. Paired with aggressive good looks, a suspension that makes it corner like it’s on rails, and all kinds of handling goodies, lust for this thing is just natural.
At least he didn’t lick the door handles.
All we can say is: for those folks out there lusting after a new C7 Corvette, don’t hop into a stranger’s car. Instead, subscribe to GM Authority for more Corvette news, Chevrolet news and around-the-clock GM news coverage.
Source: Vancouver Sun