View Full Version : Stolen 2002 SS!!!


o2camaross
01-06-2008, 02:38 PM
I woke up this morning to go to shoneys with my girlfriend and her dad. I walked outside to get into the LE and it was GONE!!!!! Some f#@#er stole it between 2-5 this morning . I had the doors locked, alarm on, e-brake set, and it was in gear still. It wasn't started nor did the alarm go off. Im thinking professionals. The cop said they are extremely hot around here and its probably on its way to a chop shop. I had so much into that car and it was my first camaro. Im goin back to college today and im sooo bummed and even more im sooo pissed. If they dont find it i dont know if im going to get another LE or if im just going to get a beater until the new camaros come out and put the insurance money for a down payment.

D Boy
01-06-2008, 02:50 PM
Thats fuked up. Some people are so fukin stupid. That just pisses me off. I'll keep a look out and pass the word around here. Do you have anything that sets your car apart from other cars that look the same?

apex1
01-06-2008, 02:51 PM
lots of stolens in that state...kinda crazy! Good luck in the search!

1badA3Z
01-06-2008, 03:04 PM
Man sorry to hear bout ur loss,that really sucks!

slowandrichws6
01-06-2008, 03:10 PM
very sorry about the loss, i hope that they catch whoever did that and most importantly i hope you get back in an f-body soon!!

o2camaross
01-06-2008, 08:20 PM
Yea im soo depressed. D-boy it has polished ZR1's with nittos on the back and the banner across the windshield thats in my sig. I just want her back.

kngkahious
01-06-2008, 08:45 PM
i know of a few people around here in ga the mess with stolen f bodies. that car is allready tore apart and parted out. these guy's usualy cut out the firewall and weld in a new one. sorry for your loss !!!!!!!!!!

Z ROADSTER
01-06-2008, 08:45 PM
I woke up this morning to go to shoneys with my girlfriend and her dad. I walked outside to get into the LE and it was GONE!!!!! Some f#@#er stole it between 2-5 this morning . I had the doors locked, alarm on, e-brake set, and it was in gear still. It wasn't started nor did the alarm go off. Im thinking professionals. The cop said they are extremely hot around here and its probably on its way to a chop shop. I had so much into that car and it was my first camaro. Im goin back to college today and im sooo bummed and even more im sooo pissed. If they dont find it i dont know if im going to get another LE or if im just going to get a beater until the new camaros come out and put the insurance money for a down payment.



Man thats really depressing ! I hope your insurance company gave you what it was really worth with all the special equipment & aftermarket parts plus sales tax.
To have something like that happen is like if your girlfriend got gang-raped or something . You'll never be the same after an experience like that. But we have to move on . Time heals most pain but I regret to have to tell you the new Camaro is still quite a ways off & who knows what the future might bring. My advice would be to jump right back in with a clean Trans AM or another Z .
Good Luck Man , we feel your pain ! :nod: :chug:

01ssreda4
01-06-2008, 08:55 PM
so who has an idea of how it was stolen? OP was there drag marks? was it in front of your house? describe the situation so maybe we can better protect ourselfs. i cant wait till they come try to get mine from the yard.....bc im coming outside with a vengeance.

infinitebird
01-06-2008, 09:32 PM
This has to be the same group doing these. There have been a shitload of f-bodies stolen in LA in the past year or so.

Damian
01-06-2008, 09:46 PM
Good rule of thumb. Don't ever leave your F-body outside overnight anywhere. That is probably on the top 10 list of cars getting stolen the past couple of years.

Sorry to hear you lost such a pretty car. Hopefully it'll work out and you can get something else you really want.

xtreme2001
01-06-2008, 10:35 PM
sorry to hear that man.........in order for theives to steal these cars they are either having keys made for the vats system or they are using rollbacks/tow trucks

BlueThunder2
01-06-2008, 11:28 PM
Dude, I'm sorry to hear that. Your car was really nice too. I hope they find it, or the insurance company takes care of you. THAT SUCKS!!!

01ssreda4
01-07-2008, 12:20 AM
cover your vin people......load your gun as well.

R W B
01-07-2008, 02:35 AM
Sorry to hear this man. This kinda make me happy that my car looks like a V6, maybe they wont want it, lol. Its really not funny that your car was stolen but I think you know what I mean. I'm actully shocked that my insurence is as low s it is for full coverage since F-bodys have been stolen alot around here for the past few years. I know one guy whos car was attempted to be stolen 3 times be fore they got it on the 4th time.

I know some people use gas engines tow trucks, you can't hear them at all. they are also popular with impouding cars as well.

99'CajunFirehawk157
01-07-2008, 07:06 AM
Wow, in my own town (yeah I live in 70458!), glad mine stays indoors!! WTF, this stuff is getting crazy!
Best of luck, your car was tight FWIW, always saw it around but we never met, hope insurance does you right!
Hang in there, stuff happens for a reason.

o2camaross
01-07-2008, 08:41 AM
Thanks guys. They didnt start it so if figured they used somekind of towtruck. I did find some tire marks that had to be from the truck, my buddy owns a tire place i might see if we can figure out what kind of tires they are and then Ill measure the wheel base and try to figure out what kind of truck it was. We have to do something, I dont wanna see this happen to anybody else.

BLURR
01-07-2008, 09:12 AM
Sorry to hear this. :(

Did you show up to the gathering at the lakefront weekend before last? I was out there but left early. Seemed almost like a set up for those theives to scope out vehicles to steal. Thats why I left and got my car out of there. I see or hear someone messing around with my car and I will shoot first and ask questions later. Thank god my car sits next to my bedroom window and I block it in everynight.

SLP 02 SS
01-07-2008, 09:13 AM
Man, I want to extend my sympathy. I am truely sorry for your loss.
I also know of the 02 LE SS mentioned in an above post that was lifted
after the 4th attempt. Truely SUX!!!


Can I ask you ONE question?

Did you go to the New Orleans Lakefront Gathering at the end of December?

Blurr beat me to the punch with his question. But you can see where we're going with it.

02 1LE HAWK
01-07-2008, 09:20 AM
That sucks, bro....hope things turn around for ya.

-Matt

~JOSHUA
01-07-2008, 09:24 AM
:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad: :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

slt200mph
01-07-2008, 10:17 AM
Sorry to hear about your loss...these cars are getting stolen very often now days..I work at a Chevy dealer and I drive dealer owned cars/trucks from time to time ... when I do I that I leave mine inside the service department in a empty service bay.

La.LS1SS
01-07-2008, 11:39 AM
I have heard too many of these horror stories. Garage your car overenight whenever possible, and no matter where you're going weather it be to hang with friends, or to a car show, ALWAYS cover your VIN!!! Car shows and get togethers are where these people have a chance to pick the one they would like to get for whatever reason. Here is what they see when they try to look at my VIN#.

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb247/La01SS/100_0166.jpg

I've had several comments about. Some positive, some negative, but I'd rather offend a few people and let them think I have poor taste and the wrong attitude than give my car away to these parking lot prowlers!

BLURR
01-07-2008, 12:11 PM
Incase you want another.

http://www.ls2.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=592276

o2camaross
01-07-2008, 12:14 PM
No i couldnt make it to the f body meet bc i had work. Godd thinking though. I like the vin coverup idea and will definetly be doing that on the next camaro.

Detoxx03
01-07-2008, 01:25 PM
This sucks to hear man

bigshotls1
01-07-2008, 01:45 PM
dont let it get u down, just get back up and get another one but be careful next time.

ProchargedSS
01-07-2008, 02:30 PM
Man that sucks. I just read about it on LS2 in the southern section. I've been thinking about selling mine, but couldn't imagine having it stolen. I tell my wife all the time to make sure the garage door is closed when she leaves. Biloxi is way too close to N.O./Slidell for me. F-bods get stolen all the time over there. Sorry to hear it man, but I'm always looking for other LE's over here. I'll be on the look out.

-Jared

Summer
01-07-2008, 06:26 PM
im so sorry to hear about your lost.. did u have an aftermarket alarm? well i guess it doesnt matter anywhere bc they probably towed it off... Gosh im so sorry i would be in hysterics right now but be strong and know that one day those mothers f**ckers will get whats coming to them..hopefully someone will catch them in the act and really give them something to cry about...im really close to you too and im so paranoid someone will snatch mine up so i leave it in the garage and constantly keep a watch on it..im so sorry she was a beautiful car

snake hunter
01-07-2008, 07:48 PM
Hey my wife's '02 WS6 was stolen from a Baton Rouge hospital parking lot back in Oct. while she was having surgery. These thugs are working this area in the south. Word has it that they take them to New Orleans and stip them out in a matter of hours. Who knows. Anyway, I wish I could get my hands on them. Cowards.......thieves.......thugs......Too lazy to work for a living. To the OP, get another one, start over. They are the losers.

00badfnta
01-07-2008, 08:24 PM
Sorry to hear that man I bet its in the westbank. Not giving out your address but where about are you in slidell? That why I take every precaution I can some might call it over kill lol.

95CamZ
01-07-2008, 08:55 PM
I have heard too many of these horror stories. Garage your car overenight whenever possible, and no matter where you're going weather it be to hang with friends, or to a car show, ALWAYS cover your VIN!!! Car shows and get togethers are where these people have a chance to pick the one they would like to get for whatever reason. Here is what they see when they try to look at my VIN#.

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb247/La01SS/100_0166.jpg

I've had several comments about. Some positive, some negative, but I'd rather offend a few people and let them think I have poor taste and the wrong attitude than give my car away to these parking lot prowlers!

That is awesome, and screw the ppl that give you negative feed about it b/c they are more than likely the a$$holes who want to take your vin!!Why else would they care what you display in YOUR car!! Keep rockin it, i'm going to have to find one similar!

Greenfire
01-07-2008, 08:55 PM
They probably cased your house and got the VIN one night. Cut the keys and watched the house for a while then took the car. This is just said to me. I always worry about our F-bodies even though the VIN's are covered, I still worry. You NEVER know when it will happen.

I have made a habit of parking the F-bodies when I'm out where I can see them if I need too. But while your at work or something is anyones guess. I don't worry about it being stolen at work as much since I'm on a military base.

BANDITCAR
01-08-2008, 08:11 PM
Really sucks to hear about your SS LE.


This CE was stolen last year, unknown who the owner was. It was found off in the woods off Nicole St/Dr in Avondale.

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL68/916517/3052058/281954724.jpg


It was a clean strip. Even the investigators said it was the cleanest strip they had ever seen.

...sucks.

99'CajunFirehawk157
01-08-2008, 11:42 PM
Any chance this article could be the same gang doing these thefts?
http://www.theadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080108/NEWS01/801080321

BlueThunder2
01-09-2008, 12:11 AM
Let's hope so, but I doubt it. It says stolen cars were brought to them (not by them) along with drugs.

FirehawkNS
01-09-2008, 12:44 PM
Damn man, sorry to hear about this. This is why the Z spends 97% of it's life just sitting in the garage now.

camarojunky74
01-09-2008, 07:28 PM
man i am so sorry about your loss, ,i am going out today and buying a padlock for my garage, and the vin # thing is a great idea,

snake hunter
01-09-2008, 08:17 PM
The sad thing is, the authorities really don't seem to care. Even though there are a lot of F-bodies stolen in this area. Guess they just do not consider it a major crime.

Pipelayaz
01-09-2008, 09:36 PM
Sorry for your loss buddy.

My car is kept in a garage but the coving of the VIN number is a great idea.

ls1pwrdss
01-12-2008, 05:24 PM
yeah that f in sucks dude guys it one group of people doing it and they are only doing it for the front clip power train and interior. this pisses me off everytime i read about this in
the new orleans area. and the bad part is if you catch the fuckers in the act doing it a shoot and kill them. your as is going to jail for murder thats just how fucked up the justice system in louisiana is. its totaly out of hand here i wish this ring would get busted.
and notice they dont steal mustangs or german cars only our beloved f bodies that we spend our hard earned dolars on.

MonkeyBoneSS
01-12-2008, 09:43 PM
I hate to say it but the only way to actully get the polices attention is to kill one of those SOB's or shot one of them in the leg or shoulder. I am sure his buddies will leave him die. Call the police and before they get there. Interrgate that SOB till he spills his beans and hopefully he'll rat on his buddies!!! But that's just wishful thinking....
I just hope we can reslove this entire matter with out bringing it to that level.

Z BOY MIKE 25
01-13-2008, 02:26 PM
yeah that f in sucks dude guys it one group of people doing it and they are only doing it for the front clip power train and interior. this pisses me off everytime i read about this in
the new orleans area. and the bad part is if you catch the fuckers in the act doing it a shoot and kill them. your as is going to jail for murder thats just how fucked up the justice system in louisiana is. its totaly out of hand here i wish this ring would get busted.
and notice they dont steal mustangs or german cars only our beloved f bodies that we spend our hard earned dolars on.
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I'VE SEEN TO MANY SHOPS WITH JUST A SHELL OF AN F BODY ON THE SIDE OR BEHIND THEM SO ITS MORE THAN ONE CREW DOIN THIS SHIT.