There’s been a rash of thefts from airport parking lots in Orlando. And the thieves are all going for muscle cars. Airports have some of the toughest security operations in the country, and I don’t mean TSA. There are law enforcement officers of nearly every flavor at major destinations, and cameras everywhere.
But those aren’t deployed to stop crime, they’re often focused on drug interdiction of lifting cash from passengers who aren’t committing any crimes. They’re certainly not protecting cars in the parking lot.
The preferred cars seem to be Dodge Chargers, Challengers, and Jeep Grand Cherokees with Hellcat 6.2 liter 707 horsepower V8 engines. And none of the thefts have apparently even been caught on camera. Here’s a news report that includes a description of the engines complete with dubbed in revving noises.
“The Hellcat is a breed of its own,” Perez-Ocana said. “It’s a 6.2 with a huge supercharger. I wanted to have a car that captured the most, pure form of American muscle and modern form, and the Hellcat seemed like the best option,” he said.
…The only evidence of the thefts are exit tollbooth records and piles of broken glass where the cars used to be.
(HT: Joe R.)