Ohio Mom Pleads for Police to Lock Up Her Teen for Repeated Car Thefts

Chris Teague
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ohio mom pleads for police to lock up her teen for repeated car thefts

Thieves targeting older Hyundai and Kia models have gotten so brazen that some insurers have stopped issuing policies for the cars. Despite efforts to retrofit a solution for the cars’ missing immobilizer systems, the cars are still being stolen in crazy numbers. One mother in Columbus, Ohio, is fed up with her son’s thieving ways, begging police to lock him up for his crimes. 

Tiffany Hammons’ teen son has been on a tear, stealing several cars over the last month. He was caught in the act and cited for driving without a license. When police picked him up, they brought him home instead of holding him, which Hammons believes is an incentive for him to continue his thieving ways. 

As News 10 WBNS reported, 7,330 cars have been stolen in Columbus this year, and more than half have been Hyundais and Kias. Though it’s unclear if Hammons’ son was involved, a recent theft ended with a police car being rammed. One stolen car was set on fire, while another ended up in a pond.

Despite these thefts, the Dodge Challenger remains the most stolen car in America. It recently topped the list of vehicles stolen in 2022, and the high-powered SRT models are thieves’ most desired models.   

[Image: Kia]

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  • El scotto El scotto on Sep 27, 2023

    Y'all are overthinking this. Find some young hard-charging DA seeking the TV limelight to lock this kid up. Heck, have John Boehner come up from Cincy to help the young DA get his political career going. Better yet, have the young DA spin this as hard as he or she can; I'm the candidate for Law and Order, I defied our go-easy office and leadership to get this identified criminal locked up. Oh this could be spun more than a hyper active kid's top.

    Now I'd do some consulting work for Little Kings Original Cream Ale and Skyline Chili.

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    • Sgeffe Sgeffe on Sep 28, 2023

      John Boehner??!! My God, he'd be sympathizing with the little SOB and crying like a schoolgirl!

      Bad fake tans? Trump ain't got nothing on that clown!

  • The Oracle The Oracle on Sep 27, 2023

    Eventually he’ll be in a pursuit and will experience a spectacular wreck that will decapitate him and the family will sue the police.

  • Mike-NB2 Mike-NB2 on Sep 28, 2023

    The solution is obvious here. Everyone should be raised in an Irish Catholic family and then all it takes is a sideways glance from mom and you're atoning for that sin for the rest of your life. My mother has been dead for decades and I still want to apologize to her. Catholic guilt is a real thing. 😁

    • Analoggrotto Analoggrotto on Sep 29, 2023

      Catholic church is dying with the rest of fetid christianity. People are sick of the hypocrisy, sick of the institutionalized violations, sick of confessions lacking confidentiality, sick of the hollow yet blood soaked asinine dogma plaguing that anachronism for too many centuries. Happy?

  • Joe e Joe e 6 days ago

    I absolutely agree with you about fetid Christianity, etc., but the people in Ireland, Poland, Mexico and the Philippines might not agree with your belief that Catholicism is going away.