Doofus Of The Day #1,058

Today’s award goes to a dumb crook in Kansas.

A Kansas man was busted for driving a stolen Chevy SUV to a local jail to bail out his brother — who was being held for driving a stolen Chevy SUV, according to authorities.

The sibling already in the pokey, Eric Dean McCracken, 36, had been arrested in Topeka early Friday for allegedly driving a stolen 2007 Trailblazer with a suspended license, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said in a release.

A few hours later, his younger brother, Keith Ray McCracken, 32, was also arrested after a short chase with cops tracking the GPS of a stolen 2015 Silverado, the department said.

“It is believed that the younger McCracken was en route to the Jackson County Jail to post bail on his older brother in a stolen vehicle,” Sheriff Tim Morse said in the release.

Keith’s arrest led to a family reunion — with both brothers ending up in Jackson County Jail awaiting bond, the release said.

There’s more at the link.

I thought everybody knew that if your General Motors vehicle is recent enough to have OnStar installed (it’s been standard equipment for years), then it can be tracked – and even remotely disabled, if necessary – by the OnStar control center.  All the cops have to do is ask OnStar where the vehicle is.  Clearly, that information hasn’t trickled down to the nether regions of the criminal fraternity in Kansas . . .

Peter

2 comments

  1. Not if you take the onstar module out of your car.

    Had a Monte Carlo with it installed, wasn’t going to subscribe to it, and didn’t like it in there, so poof, no more remote tracking and access…

  2. Keith,
    until GM makes it an integral part of the ECU, so it requires surgery to remove it. Actually, a good designer could probably make it a required circuit for the ECU to function. Might have to go full aftermarket to fix that situation. Just give the carmakers and law makers time to really screw things up.

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