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Two thieves in Detroit, Michigan, decided it would be a great idea to steal a 2021 C8 Corvette off of a dealer’s lot. It was not a good idea. This bad idea ended up with both arrested and the Corvette totaled. If you’re going to steal a Corvette, don’t do it like this.

The precautions and security today, makes stealing a C8 Corvette folly

Police chase of 2021 C8 Corvette
Police chase of 2021 C8 Corvette | Novi Police

The list of why you don’t want to steal any car from a dealership is a long one. Dealerships have many, many cameras for just this reason, security. And all dealerships have a dedicated staff that man the lookouts almost 24/7. The list continues with “don’t do it” and ends with “don’t do it.”

But there is another reason not to attempt this. All GM products have OnStar systems that can easily and instantly track vehicles. So, no matter where the vehicle goes or ends up, OnStar knows exactly where it is and has a direct line to numerous law enforcement agencies. 

The thieves swiped the Corvette around 10 in the morning according to Click On Detroit. Novi Police Department was immediately contacted. Tracking where it was with the help of OnStar was easy.

When the Corvette thieves took off, you knew this would end badly

Police chase of 2021 C8 Corvette
Police chase of 2021 C8 Corvette | Novi Police

A police chase ensued once the Corvette was spotted. You have to figure that if you’re driving a stolen Corvette and you see those two big cherries flashing in your rearview mirror, your best bet is to immediately pull over. Instead, the thieves took off.

As bad as the thieves were at car theft, they were much worse at driving. The police eventually found the black Corvette with the thieves inside. When the thieves spotted the approaching police, they took off.

The thieves whipped the Corvette onto a service road for I-75. They didn’t get too far once they smacked into a parked van, spinning out into several other parked cars. Police found scattered pieces of Corvette and a smoking hulk at the scene. The thieves had taken off on foot.

Once the Corvette thieves crashed a foot pursuit began

dash cam shot of theft suspect
The Police chase of 2021 C8 Corvette | Novi Police

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Next, the police drove through an apartment complex hunting for the thieves. Police were also on foot, so between the patrol car and officers canvassing on foot, it wasn’t long before the thieves were spotted and gave up. Before the identity of the thieves is revealed the video ends.

Stolen car reports from local car dealers matched this Corvette theft. The Novi Police are currently putting their case together against the Corvette thieves. Between security cameras and location monitoring like OnStar and Lokar, stealing cars might just go the way of marathon dancing and black and white TV.