Only 500 Camaro Z/28s were made for the 2014 model year, and another 2,500 for the 2015 model year. So it would be fairly easy to track someone down who had just stolen one. But that’s only one of the many drawbacks of one Lake City, Washington thief’s plan to steal the high-performance pony car.
The second major problem with his plan was that the Camaro Z/28 was parked inside the dealership, meaning he would have to break in and carefully find a way to safely get the $75,000 Camaro out of the dealer. Unfortunately, being “careful,” wasn’t in this thief’s repertoire. When police arrived on the scene, they found a Chevrolet dealership with a convenient Camaro-sized hole where its front doors used to be.
Luckily, the car thief didn’t make it very far. He could have quickly driven it to a chop shop where they would happily take the Camaro Z/28’s many expensive components and sell them off on the black market, but instead, police found the car sitting in the driveway of a home just a half-mile from where it was stolen.
The Seattle Times didn’t say what ended up happening to the thief, but we’re going to assume he’s spent the last couple of nights in an orange jumpsuit. There are no photos of the incident so we’re not sure what happened to the Camaro Z/28, but we’re keeping our fingers crossed that it wasn’t totaled.