You can tell by his list of stolen vehicles that this isn't your everyday ordinary car thief in Illinois.

Analyzing The Mind Of A Car Thief In Illinois. 

I'll have to be honest, I've never been a car thief or played one on TV. I'm just kind of taking a guess from what I've seen in movies. I believe the majority of car thieves are in it to make some cash and target the quick buck. They are going after vehicles that they can flip quickly and be able to make some good money off of. Also, the search is for the easiest cars to steal. That's a good way to avoid any trouble. The goal is to keep it simple.

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Of course, you always get one of those criminals that is not in it for the money. They're all about the challenge. The story sounds like something straight out of a movie because the list of stolen vehicles is mind-blowing. Who would even come up with this stuff?

Illinois Car Thief
Illinois Car Thief

Strange But Impressive List Of Stolen Vehicles By Illinois Thief

The story is pretty confusing so I think the best way to explain what types of vehicles were stolen is through a timeline. That would make it much easier to navigate. Don't worry, all the vehicle thefts took place in just a few hours. Kind of like the Nicolas Cage movie "Gone In 60 Seconds."

According to, 

  • The thief's first target was early in the morning in Fox Lake. He stole a minibike and took it to a restaurant.
  • The suspect left the minibike and took a golf cart which he drove to Ingleside.
  • At that residence, he switched out with a four-wheeler.
  • Next stop, this guy made a huge upgrade from the four-wheeler. Next up is a 1962 Porsche valued at over $200,000.
  • His last stolen vehicle was back on track like the others. It was a six-person golf cart. I guess he had no interest in the expensive Porsche.
  • Soon after, this car thief was busted by the cops. You've got to admit the suspect had a rather interesting day.

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My mom once told me that "people will steal anything that's not nailed down." Times certainly have changed since then. The thieves now have nail removers.

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