: Help - Car Stolen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
08-31-2005, 09:23 AM
We need your help... A member of our club's car was stolen last night. It was the black hatchback with no body kit. License Plate was AL - SEMERUN. If you see this car, please call 911 or the Columbus Police Department and tell them that you have spotted Mike Morse's car and then call him @ 706-593-9395.
Woah harsh, best of luck!! Keep up posted......
08-31-2005, 11:53 AM
That sucks,what area was it in when was stolen?
08-31-2005, 12:49 PM
We're in Columbus, GA
09-01-2005, 09:01 AM
It was recovered in B-Ham, AL after a high speed pursuit. The felons are in custody!!! The state patrol said it wasn't pretty. I'll get pics and try to post!!!!
09-01-2005, 10:21 AM
Man that relly sucks sorry about you miss fortune
09-01-2005, 10:51 AM
not pretty... as in the morons stole the car... then messed it up, pricks. See if the cops will let Mike have a few minutes alone with them.
well, guess the car is recovered and we willsee the condition of the car.
09-01-2005, 11:27 AM
yeah, when they go to court to be charged, we're all going!!!! :-)
09-01-2005, 11:42 AM
I know how Mike feels, .. .. I have walked up on my car about to be stolen twice, and never involved the cops. I let my fist do most of the talking.. (not trying to sound like a badass, but when you see some moron with a slimjim in your door you kinda snap)
09-01-2005, 02:05 PM
[offtopic] But slimjims do not work in a Focus very well you have to wedge the door open and slide a rod in there,note its relly bad on cars with power windows and locks it F's up the lock motors or somthing.
Back on topic[:)] I hope the car was not damaged to much to were its a total loss
09-01-2005, 04:44 PM
Using a focus in a high speed chase??[confused]
For his sake I hope it is gone, you dont want a car that was just put through that abuse. Its like a rental car now, you know for a fact they did not care about the cars condition so it's engine is pooped now.
Ps. They should get the chair for foci abuse!!
09-01-2005, 05:15 PM
Wow nice double post there Jon[:D]
09-01-2005, 05:18 PM
I'm always curious, but how does a Focus get stolen? I know the PATS system is not a garauntee against theft but my understanding is that it is damned difficult to bypass. Can you give up some details as to how the car may have been stolen?
09-01-2005, 05:20 PM
Nope, no details yet... I'll keep you guys posted!
09-01-2005, 07:17 PM
Originally posted by REDFOCZ
Wow nice double post there Jon[:D]
Sorry, I just noticed that.
Taken care of now!!
09-04-2005, 03:16 AM
Once you get the door open, its relatively easy to bypass the lock cylinder with a large hammer, or if you know the car, you can just hit the cylinder release and turn the car over with a big screw driver. Once the cylinder is released, the wheel will turn.
On topic, I hope at least if they dont get a big sentence, that you find out all the pertainent info on them and a release date. Maybe we can have a "you got out" party for them[mad] [boxface] [bash] [boxface] [mad]
09-04-2005, 04:41 AM
Wayne you know more about this stuff then I do no doubt, but doesn't the PATS require the code stored on the chip in the key the be read & recognized prior to ignition?
Interesting read on the Securilock / PATS LINK (http://www.autoworld.com/news/Ford/Ford_SecuriLock.htm)
09-04-2005, 11:52 AM
But the PATS system can be disabled, either at the dealer or via the various tuning softwares that are out there (yes I can disable it, depends on the vehicle)
I have heard of dealer techs disabling the system to get rid of a myriad of non-start or hard starting issues, and then they dont tell the customer.
One of my customers lost his keys, called me to get him a new tune with the system disabled if I could. In the mean time, he called a locksmith to cut him a key off the VIN. Before I got to a place where I could email him the tune, he called me and told me that he got the non-computerized key from the locksmith, and opened the door, and cranked the car right up.
It does happen.