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This Week In Jeep:
This Jeep Owner should have his Jeep Privileges revoked.
If any of you out there have a commute like mine, where it’s 40 miles door to door, and you’re on the road for no less than 2 to 3 hours a day, you’re bound to see some weird stuff. Stupid drivers, erratic behaviour, drug use, sexual acts, and things I really have no explanation for…. you name it… I’ve seen it all. And thankfully someone saw this one Huntersville North Carolina Jeeper, who thought it would be a good idea to strap his dog down to a steel luggage carrier hanging out the back of his trailer hitch behind the Jeep.
The local Fox News Affiliate put the story out on Tuesday, and the calls and tips came flooding in. Apparently, local police had received several calls from worried citizens, claiming the dog looked to be in bad shape. With the weather in the area lately, hanging off the back of a wrangler sucking exhaust fumes is prob not the healthiest for anyone, let alone a dog. Reports say the driver was spotted at two different restaurants with the dog left sitting on the cargo carrier of this blue Jeep Wrangler. Another person said they saw the driver with the dog sitting on the back of the car at a Zaxby’s in Huntersville as well. She snapped pictures, and said she spoke with Animal Control and police, who trough traffic cameras, store security cameras, and concerned citizens photographs, were able to track the driver down. There is a North Carolina Statute that states that it is unlawful to transport any animal in a manner that can be deemed cruel or inhuman, and is considered a class 1 misdemeanor. The Huntersville Police Dept. is still accepting tips and any other evidence that will help with convicting this person.
Thieves get what they deserve
Speaking from experience, I can say that it is rare that a person is ever convicted for stealing your car. Typically, it goes unpursued, is barely logged, and is usually not investigated unless the vehicle was used in a more serious crime, or an officer actually makes contact with the stolen vehicle. Often times, the vehicle is stripped and/or abandoned before that happens. Believe me I know…my own daily driver has been stolen 4 times. And out of those four times and the 3 other times it was broken into, there was only one conviction, and even than, it was only because my car was used in a high speed chase to elude police. That time the thief was of course caught and brought to justice. My little jalopy of a honda getting stolen is one thing. I can tell you with absolute conviction, that had it been my Jeep that was stolen, the story would be much much different. We care about our Jeeps more than we care about the other cars in our driveway. We love our Jeeps, they are our favorite kid, and nearly all of us, can legitimately say we have an emotional if not sentimental attachment to our Jeeps.
So when I’m researching for news stories each week, I undoubtedly see one story after another about a Jeep that was stolen, or involved in a chase, or some other sort of crime and not even half of them are ever solved or have someone brought to justice.
So it was with great pleasure, and utter glee when I stumbled across this headline this week. I don’t normally get pleasure off of other peoples misery, but this time I think it was warranted. The headline simply read: “6 charged after helicopter tracks down stolen jeep” … my heart was all a flutter…..
The story goes like this… It was last Sunday evening when a Nashville Tennesee woman was getting out of her Jeep in front of her home when another vehicle pulled up alongside her. The police reports say that she was then approached by the passenger of said vehicle who brandished a gun, pointing it at her, and demanding her purse. The unarmed 24 year old female did the right thing, and immediately handed over her purse.
She was then instructed to exit the vehicle, which she also did, and as her Jeep drive off, she was thankfully able to call police.
It is unclear what happened next. Somehow the police got wind that the stolen vehicle was going to be used to pick up students from Johnson Alternative School on the following Wednesday afternoon, Metro Police stood watch and tried to stop the vehicle. Upon seeing the stolen Jeep, the police tried to initiate a traffic stop, The driver allegedly refused to pull over and a chase ensued. We’ve all seen the clips on TV, the high speed chase through town that ultimately ends badly for the thief. The police made a tactical decision and called in the Metro Police helicopter was able to immediately start tracking the stolen Jeep from the sky. The vehicle then reportedly got onto I-40 east before stopping near a church on 43rd Avenue North. Police say that’s when six people bailed out of the jeep and tried to run away. They did not make it very far.
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The History of the YJ
The YJ was built in Brampton, Ontario, Canada replacing the Jeep CJ line. The Canadian plant closed in 1992 when they moved production to Toledo, Ohio. They used the same plant that produced the Willys Jeeps during World War II. Jeep Wrangler YJ Features, Rectangular headlamps (The CJ had round). Same wheelbase as the CJ-7 with a new wider track. Slightly less ground clearance. More comfort.Improved handling. Leaf spring suspension wider than the CJ-7. Trackbar suspension links. Anti-roll bars for improved handling and safety making it less easy to flip by untrained or unwary drivers. Larger windshield. Wiper blades rest on the windshield. Wider arc of the blades to clean the larger windshield. (These two changes were later removed when the TJ was launched 1996)
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