Hoboken car theft & chase

Crazy Hoboken car theft leads to arrest and damage

Hoboken car theft suspect arrested Audi A4This afternoon around 1pm a nutty Hoboken car theft led to a wild and dangerous chase through the city streets.

A person living near 13th St. & Park Ave. was returning from an errand and decided to double park illegally park the car close to an intersection while they ran inside.

They left the car running. An opportunistic car thief (Hispanic male) decided to take advantage of the situation and drive off with the car. When the victim returned outside, they noticed the car was gone and phoned police.

Hoboken Police quickly tracked the stolen Audi A4 station wagon and stopped it at 1st & Adams Streets. The cunning thief decided to pull away once the officer exited the vehicle and a multi-unit car chase ensued.

The driver headed northbound on Adams Street, striking four or five cars, including another driver at 8th & Adams before finally careening into a telephone pole. He also struck a DOG at 3rd & Adams. Luckily for the dog, he only had a broken leg, and will be OK. The dog was transported to the Hoboken Animal Infirmary at 6th & Adams.

He exited the vehicle, and a foot chase led the perpetrator and police to Columbus Park, where the suspect was outnumbered and finally apprehended.

Lessons learned from Hoboken Car Theft on February 21, 2013

Every story has morals – and I can find at least three very obvious lessons to be learned:

  1. Hoboken cops are good. So if you’re a car thief, perhaps you should pick other cities if you don’t want to pad your criminal record even further. However…
  2. LAZINESS aids and abets CRIME. Just like the idiots that leave their GPS units in plain sight, leaving your fancy car running is even more idiotic. I can bet the victim was one of those optimistic delusional Hoboken people that think “It can’t happen, because this is Hoboken!” I think the “victim” ought to apologize to the unintended victims who had their dogs hurt and property wrecked. Imagine someone died because of this? Get your head out of your ass, and be more responsible.
  3. Lastly – if any person, even a criminal, cannot handle a precision-engineered German vehicle like an Audi on one of the widest back streets in Hoboken, they got a problem. The car practically drives itself. Either use some of your stolen money to invest in driving school, or consider turning in your drivers license and pick a different crime specialty. You’re a menace!

Still optimistic, Hoboken?

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26 Comments on "Hoboken car theft & chase"

hoboken martello
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hoboken martello

Sounds to me like a joyriding crime of opportunity. If this guy was a serious car thief why in the world would he end up on 3rd and Adams heading north when the car was boosted at 13th and Park? In that time he could’ve easily been up the viaduct into union or jersey city or in the tunnel on the way to new york and so long audi. I would be shocked if this persons insurance pays for any of the damage done to the vehicle. They usually don’t cover stupidity.

Weezer
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Weezer

I think that the chase ended at 8th & Adams…[quote comment=”219598″]Sounds to me like a joyriding crime of opportunity. If this guy was a serious car thief why in the world would he end up on 3rd and Adams heading north when the car was boosted at 13th and Park? In that time he could’ve easily been up the viaduct into union or jersey city or in the tunnel on the way to new york and so long audi. I would be shocked if this persons insurance pays for any of the damage done to the vehicle. They usually don’t cover stupidity.[/quote]

Swaby
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Swaby

Blaming the car owner is unfair. Calling them a naive idiot is ok though; this is Hoboken, not Pleasantville. We live in a urban environment not suburbia; some petty crimes are going to take place. We should be thankfully that nobody was seriously injured, because this could have had a much worse ending.

Not sure why the ethnicity of the thief needed to be mentioned in the article. I’m going to assume that it was in hopes to fuel the argument that minorities can only live in the “projects” of Hoboken and contribute nothing to society but crime. Sad, if that was in fact the thought process.

Chow
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Chow

Swaby – the vast majority of crime in this City is caused by the same demographic that populate the prison system. You can probably count how many non-minorities live in the projects on one hand. The projects only take from society they do not give back![quote comment=”219601″]Blaming the car owner is unfair. Calling them a naive idiot is ok though; this is Hoboken, not Pleasantville. We live in a urban environment not suburbia; some petty crimes are going to take place. We should be thankfully that nobody was seriously injured, because this could have had a much worse ending.Not sure why the ethnicity of the thief needed to be mentioned in the article. I’m going to assume that it was in hopes to fuel the argument that minorities can only live in the “projects” of Hoboken and contribute nothing to society but crime. Sad, if that was in fact the thought process.[/quote]

HoboC
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HoboC

When you leave your luxury car running in the middle of the street you deserve to get it stolen. I do not feel bad for this dumb yuppie. This person should know better. I can’t imagine doing something that dumb. I get nervous leaving my trunk open when I unload groceries.

willowres
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willowres

Good job hoboken police. They sometimes get a bad rap but when you need them they’re there.

homeworld
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How is saying this is the car owner’s fault and different than blaming a woman who was raped for the way she was dressed?

Chow
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Chow

It is established law that an owner of a motor vehicle can face civil liability if they are negligent in securing the vehicle. There is a reason that a car has a key to start the ignition – to prevent unauthorized use and operation. It is foreseable that someone may steal a car if it is left runing. Your analogy is like comparing apples and oranges. A woman who is raped does not contribute to the assault, however a person who leave their car running contributes to the damage that occurs as a result of his/her negligent. [quote comment=”219593″]How is saying this is the car owner’s fault and different than blaming a woman who was raped for the way she was dressed?[/quote]

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