Following a search of the vehicle several receipts were found in the ash trays and console of the car including a Premium Car Wash Receipt from a drive through Petro Can Station. The car left with an empty tank of gas and returned with a little under 3/4 of a tank! Also found in the trunk was a full 4 litre jug of quakerstate oil and some wheel spraycan paint. He also disposed of the original car key, and had a new one cut at Walmart.
MOD EDIT - LATEST UPDATES:
CTV News picked up on the story.
-New member regretfully posts that his car has been stolen by someone with a fake ID that took a permanent test drive. Describes vehicle and thief.
-Thief encounters another forum member at Chinook mall, member recognizes stolen vehicle as described in this post. Snaps pictures, posts on beyond. Even in a city of 1 million people, thief is spotted within hours due to internet exposure
-Thief is found on facebook using said pictures, recognized by multiple members
-Full name, address, and workplace is found via facebook
-Multiple forum members drive to known address at 2:30am, car is parked outside. Dude peeks out the window, sees posse, gets scared.
-Car disappears at some point.
-Another member drives by later, finds car. Boxes car in, calls cops, calls rightful owner
-Cops show up 2 hours later, pictures and youtube video posted of stolen car, and Dr. Claw the fail car thief getting arrested
-Car is now safe at home, back up for sale, with a new test drive policy. Bonus: Thief leaves $22 in change, and a shitty wanksta hat.
Link is passed around to virtually every forum worldwide within hours, checking in to show community support. Appears on front page of digg.com.
News story to be featured on local news tonight (CTV?)
Unfortunately I have to post this as one of my first posts.....my 1991 Skyline GT-R is officially STOLEN.
It was stolen from Heritage Auto Sales in Calgary, Alberta - 7500 6th Street SE at about 1:00pm today - March 26th, 2008. A test driver that went on a permanent test drive.
Police reports have been filed and all ID on the guy was fake.
His description is the following:
White Male, approx 22-24 years of age. Heavy set guy probably weighing about 185-195lbs 5 foot 6 in height. Distinguishing features on him were he was missing his ring finger and middle finger on his left hand.....also had severe scarring on the top of his left hand. He had a piercing with a pointed stud on his right eyebrow. Light colored, short spiked hair. He went by the name Terrance.
He also had a friend driving a late model Acura TSX, silver in color with a damaged rear bumper. I don't have much for a description on this guy other than again, a white male 22-24 years of age about 6 foot tall weighing around 160lbs - slim build.
Any details that lead to apprehending the suspects or finding the missing vehicle will result in a cash reward.
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The guys story was that he had his friend driving his old GT-R last year and his friend flipped the car and wrote it off. "Terrance" was in the passenger seat and had his hand out the window - when the car rolled it took off his two middle fingers.
Apparently insurance paid out $17,000 on the car and he was looking to get into another GT-R now.
We went out on a test drive on Thursday, March 20th at around 6:30pm and I went along for the drive with him. The car wasn't running properly because the battery was stone dead and wouldn't take a charge. The computer kept resetting itself and the fuel management was all messed up so the car was surging. I told him to leave his number and I'd give him a call when we swapped out the battery.
I tried calling up the number he gave me which was 457-6658 and of course it was not an active number.
He showed up again today at around 12:45pm - when I questioned him about the number he said that I had wrote it down wrong and it was actually 457-6657. Made sense at the time, and seeing as I am a trusting person I allowed him to go on a solo test drive, as the guy seemed to be a genuine buyer.
Long story short, a 10 minute test drive quickly turned into a stolen vehicle.
The police came by, took a statement and put out the word across Calgary and Canada.
I'm not expecting to see the car back in one piece, but I am crossing my fingers.