West Seattle Crime Watch: Another converter cut-and-run

It’s been a quiet few days for crime reports but we’ve received a few today, starting with this one that came in as a comment on this three-week-old post, where it’s unlikely to be seen, so we’re republishing it here – it’s from Mike:

Well, I got hit Friday night. They cut the catalytic converter off my truck. It was parked on 41st between Dakota and Andover. I hope they catch this guy. I would also encourage all of us to contact our legislators to implement regulations on metal recyclers; that’s the only way were going to get control of this nuisance.

Legislations have passed two metal-theft bills in the past two years – the second one, which took effect this summer, specifically addressed catalytic converters; here’s an article mentioning both.

3 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Another converter cut-and-run"

  • Fred Bentler September 14, 2008 (4:26 pm)

    Mine got stolen too, at 39th & Manning. Tried to start my truck and it sounded like a tank. Doesn’t look like its sawn through… no ragged look on the exhaust pipe — it looks more like some sort of pipe cutter. Probably quieter that way. I agree about regulating metal recyclers, and auto shops…

  • Mike September 14, 2008 (9:48 pm)

    Hmmm… I might need to rig up a switch to the battery so the little bastard gets the shock of their life if they try to take mine. Won’t be hard to find out who did it if they are knocked out cold.

  • Jake in Seattle September 15, 2008 (7:57 pm)

    Protect yourself, check out this CatClamp I found online to protect yourself from such thefts:


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