Crazy Hoboken car theft leads to arrest and damage
This 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:
- 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…
- 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.
- 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?