Watch Someone Steal a 2022 Chevy Corvette Right Out of the Dealer Showroom

The 2022 Chevy Corvette is a hot commodity. In fact, Chevy told the world it had to stop production, just to keep up with the number of cars it had already received orders for. Clearly, the demand was strong enough for one man to take matters into his own hands. In some strange twist of Robin Hood ethics, a man attempted to take a ‘Vette for himself. It didn’t go well.

Driving a Corvette like you stole it (cuz ya did)

A man in a balaclava raises his gloved hands towards the camera
Someone had a case of the sticky fingers for a 2022 Chevy Corvette | Tom Kelley via Getty Images

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First, you can watch the video here. As you can see in the video, this all goes down in a dealership showroom. Normally, having a 2022 Chevy Corvette on the floor helps bring in customers, but apparently, it also brings in thieves. In the video, it looks like this is some kind of test drive gone wrong. We can see our ambitious Grand Theft Auto artist is already in the car, apparently looking for a test drive.

However, it looks like the thief just didn’t want anyone with him. Maybe he’s worried about the virus? Either way, the sales associate realizes something is up when the doors on their brand new 2022 Chevy Corvette lock. Then, the car starts, and the thief seems to contemplate stopping before pulling out of the dealership lot. Apparently, he was later apprehended. Maybe steal a more subtle car next time, yeah?

Are 2022 Corvettes available?

A red 2022 Chevy Corvette photographed in profile
Red is maybe not the color I’d want for my stolen car; it’s a bit loud | Chevy

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Taking people’s stuff is always a pretty morally reprehensible thing to do, but demand for the 2022 Chevy Corvette really seems to be getting there. After all, Chevy is so inundated with demand that the brand has had to stop producing the 2022 Chevy Corvette to catch up. Frankly, it’s pretty easy to see why.

Our thevious-idiotus wanted a 2022 Chevy Corvette for the same reasons everyone else does, in all likelihood. First, it’s the, well, first Corvette to go mid-engined, a long-held goal of creator Zora Arkus-Duntov. Of course, there’s also the totally redesigned architecture, excellent Mag-Ride suspension, and 500 hp. That’s a lot to say no to when the keys are in your hands, be you buyer or thief (but seriously, don’t steal).

The 2022 Chevy Corvette is a world-beater

The new 'Vette on a twisty mountain road
It’s hard to argue with mid-engined design | Chevy

As a result, the new 2022 Chevy Corvette is a world-beating Corvette the likes of which we haven’t seen since the C6 Z06. I struggle to think of another ‘Vette that sticks in my mind more than these two models, albeit for very different reasons. Clearly, our thief thought the same. Unfortunately, there’s no word yet on whether any charges have been levied, but with an MSRP of $61,000, it’s hard to imagine there won’t be.