It will blow your mind how this car was stolen in Illinois.

Crime Has Gotten Bad In Illinois

Not that it has been great over the last several years but have you noticed that crime has gotten even worse in Illinois. Just when you think we have reached the bottom, something else comes up. It is kind of scary.


Always Be On Alert

Nowadays, it does not matter where you are or what is going on, you have to always be on alert. Criminals what for that one time you let your guard down and "BOOM" they strike.

Male thief tries to steal a car. Car theft concept

Many Stolen Cars In Illinois

You have to especially be careful because cars are a big target for thieves. Carjacking throughout the state is on the rise. You can not leave your car unlocked or parked in a strange area.

Car thief

Unless you have a remote start, you should never leave your car running without being in it. A car thief only needs a couple of seconds to take off with your vehicle.

This Car Is Most Likely To Be Stolen In Illinois (And It Can Be Swiped In Seconds)

Car Maintenance In The Winter

Your vehicle is a huge investment and an important form of transportation in your life, Imagine not having a car. It is not easy to get around. That is why it is important to keep up with maintenance.

Car thief trying to break into a car with a screwdriver. Car thief, car theft.

During the winter, when the temperature changes drastically, it is not uncommon for your tires to lose air. That means a stop at the gas station to fill them. That is not something any of us enjoy doing but if you do not, there could be some serious damage done to your car.


Illinois Woman's Car Stolen In Strange New Way

So that happened to a woman in Illinois. Her tires needed air because of the drop in temperature. She stopped at a gas station to fill them.

Car keys left in a lock

As she was inflating her wheels, someone hopped in her car and took off. Her vehicle was stolen while she was filling the tires with air. What a low blow.

According to,

"Michelle Apeanyo told Homewood police she was filling up her car's tires with air at the Walmart at 17550 South Halsted Street when a person got inside her car and drove away. Apeanyo lost her purse and phone in the process."


Well, there is a lesson to be learned here. Do not leave your car running while you are filling up your tires with air. I give the thief a lot of credit. They had a lot of guts to pull that one-off.

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My mom once told me that "people will steal anything that's not nailed down." Times certainly have changed since then. The thieves now have nail removers.

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Say cheese, Illinois!

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