So, what's more exciting than the family vacation? Answer: not a whole lot. That is unless you're the guy who owns the long term parking lot where the vacationers leave their vehicles for the duration of the trip.
We've all had to do it. You get on a plane, train or - in this case - a cruise ship and leave your car in a long term parking lot. It's easier than getting someone, basically against their own will, to take the time to drop you off and pick you up. I mean, short of asking someone to help you move a piano, I'm pretty sure "can you bring me to the (insert transportation hub here)?" is the most annoying thing one can ask of another person.
So we pay, park, and forget about the vehicle until we reenter the real world with a sunburn and lots and lots of pictures. Please note: on this list of annoying things you can ask your friends to do, just under asking someone to shuttle you back from the airport, is "come over and look at our vacation pictures..." especially here in Vermont, when vacationers head for warmer weather while the rest of us are forced to deal with the bitter cold and shoulder deep snow. No one cares about your trip to the Bahamas except you, no matter how many pictures you took.
Well the circle of trust was broken recently, when WFTV News out of Cocoa, Florida set up a sting operation after hearing that a parking lot owner was taking vacationers cars for joy rides. The news team left a gorgeous Chevrolet Corvette in the parking lot and waited and watched.
For the parking lot owner, the 'Vette was just too tempting. And while we don't condone this type of activity, honestly we really can't blame him for wanting to drive this iconic American car. So if you too have the desire to drive a Corvette, come out to Handy Chevrolet in St. Albans, VT, and do it legally!
Read more about this crafty, (formerly) money-making criminal's Corvette heist by Check out the full report here.
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