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2009/10/31-11/3 [Transportation/Car] UID:53488 Activity:nil
10/31   Someone is really desperate about crossing the Bay Bridge:
        http://cbs5.com/local/bay.bridge.chase.2.1283115.html
        \_ Why the hell would anyone want to carjack an American car?
           Of all cars, the Civic is the best. Chop it up and sell
           for parts and you get 3-4X the return. American cars
           have very little value, especially in Japanese Car Loving
           Nation such as the Bay Area. Is the carjacker stupid?
           \_ It may be stupid for a Dodge Nitro.  But for American models like
              the 1984-96 Jeep Cherokee whose body remained identical (except
              wheels and colors) for 13 years, the body and interior parts are
              still pretty tradable.  -- OP
              \_ I didn't know that. In that case, kudos to the
                 car jacker who obviously knows his business.
                 Jack on.
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Click here to refresh with new letters The information you provide will be used only to send the requested e-mail and will not be used to send any other e-mail communications. Bay Bridge Fix To Continue Into Weekend (10/31/2009) A carjacking suspect was arrested Friday night after he led police on a high-speed chase from San Francisco to Oakland, through the closed Bay Bridge. CHP Officer Shawn Chase said a Dodge Nitro, which had reportedly been carjacked, was spotted around 10:20 pm entering eastbound Interstate 80 from Sterling Street in San Francisco. "We tried to stop the vehicle and it continued eastbound through the barricade," Chase said. Police say he drove on the lower deck of the bridge at speeds near 115 miles per hour. CHP officers pursued the suspect across the bridge, but stopped the chase due to safety concerns. The vehicle was then located abandoned around 10:35 pm at 79th Avenue and International Boulevard and Oakland police detained the suspect in the area short time later, Chase said. No one involved in repairing the Bay Bridge was injured during the chase, as much of the repair work is occurring on the upper deck. The bridge has been closed since Tuesday night after a 5,000 pound crossbar fell onto rush hour traffic. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.