In honor of April 1st, we're highlighting some the Jeep World's April Fools. Regardless of your belief system, not stealing is a pretty good general rule to live by. Too bad these April fools didn't get the memo. Here is some of the latest news regarding our beloved Jeeps and the people who break the law with them.
Jeep Capers on April Fool's Day
First up, we have dash cam video footage from an armed robbery of a pretty sweet looking Wrangler JK. Too bad it got wrecked in the process. This crime took place in June of 2015, but it was too juicy not to share today. Thankfully, the owner of the Jeep came out unharmed, and had the wherewithal to remain relatively calm in speaking to emergency responders. Even though the video is 10 minutes long, I couldn't stop watching. Next up, we have femme fatale Jackie Ybarra, of Corpus Christi, TX. Last night at around 11:50 p.m. witnesses saw Ybarra crash a 2015 Wrangler into the back of a parked car. She tried to flea the scene until she was stopped by officers. At which point, the 45 year old woman attempted to bribe the investigating officers with favors of a sexual nature. She was arrested on charges of suspicion of bribery, among others. Bail was set at $21,000. You can see the full article at the Corpus Christi Caller Times here. To wrap up our Jeep World's April Fools list, police of Hackettstown, NJ are on the hunt for a Jeep thief. William Purden of Lafayette is wanted for unlawfully taking a Jeep Wrangler back in February. The Jeep was eventually found in Mount Olive. He was last seen at 22 Kelley Place in Stanhope, NJ. For our readers in that part of the country, you're encouraged to offer any information you may have. See more story details from the Daily Record here. It's unfortunate, to be sure. But it's not surprising. According to this article from 4Wheeldrive, Jeep Wrangler makes the list of most commonly stolen 4WD vehicles, among the Lincoln Navigator, Dodge Ram, and others. If you drive a Jeep, and want to keep the things inside safe, have a look at our Bestop locking storage boxes or the Tuffy Lock Box Locks. We are running some great Jeep parts promotions after all. Stay Safe out there! Do you have a dashboard camera? How do you keep your Jeep safe?Follow Us!
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