Sure, an F1 pit crew can swap out four tires in about three seconds, but how long would it take two pit crew members to get a whole exhaust system off of a Toyota Prius parked on the street?
We don't know for sure how long it took this crew of parts thieves to get the exhaust and catalytic converter out from underneath a parked Prius in a residential area, but it couldn't have been more than a couple of minutes, with one mechanic, one lookout, and one driver.
This pit crew, who according to our imagination communicates exclusively in Cockney rhyming slang, is one of several terrorizing U.K. streets at the moment targeting catalytic converters. They won't get "Liberia's deficit in their skyrocket" for the converter, but it will net them a few hundred quid.
The most surprising part of this heist is that the getaway car casually blocks the street instead of parking somewhere nearby, which signals just how much confidence the thieves have in being able to do this in a minimal amount of time. They don't care if another driver rolls up behind them, and they were even courteous enough to activate their blinkers. Ahh — British manners. If only our car thieves were this courteous.
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