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steve  ·  596 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Thieves Nationwide are Slipping under Cars, Stealing Catalytic Converters


I bet there is some kind of proportional relationship between economic hardship and this. A cordless reciprocating saw can be had for so cheap - one catalytic converter could possible buy several. I know in Denver several years ago, all of the scrap yards and recycling places stopped taking them from anyone but pre-authorized recyclers. And you have to cough up an ID if you want to recycle any metals here now - theoretically to clamp down on some of this nonsense. But criminals gonna crime...

Devac  ·  596 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You can also use those metals to electroplate stuff like jewelry and sell that. It's not that hard, and there's a market for it.