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I don't know how they managed it, but thieves broke into a Louisiana car dealership and stole the catalytic converter from every single vehicle on the lot. reports that thieves broke into a car dealership lot in the 1400 block of North Main Street in Opelousas, Louisiana, and stole the catalytic converter from every single vehicle there in one night.

While didn't say when the theft occurred, a quick Google search found that the car dealership in question was most likely Keith Jones Auto Sales, LLC. located at 1414 North Main.'s report also didn't specify how many vehicles were affected. However, the big question for me is, how did this happen?

We already know that catalytic converter thefts are on the rise in Louisiana. In some areas, thieves can get up to $300 for each one. That covers the 'why,' but what about the 'how?' Opelousas City Marshal Paul Mouton says that he and his officers are taking this threat seriously, but he feels there's a bigger problem in play... the lack of enough police officers. He says that criminals know this and they're taking advantage of the situation. Despite being short on manpower, law enforcement agencies will be stepping up patrols in the area.



Earlier, I noted why catalytic converters are such a hot item.

From what I've been able to surmise, the going price for a stolen catalytic converter can go as high as $300.

If that's true, then what could you get for your $300 worth of ill-gotten gains? I'm so glad you asked. I decided to put together a wish list!

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While we know that all that glitters isn't gold, we also know that catalytic converters have platinum in them. So, if you're going to go to the trouble of stealing one, then selling it, you might as well take care of the part of your body that stayed puckered the entire time!

Clearly, you don't mind the heat if you're living a life of crime. So we figured you could use 12 jugs of Tony's!

You're a high roller now... might as well get the best fly fishing rod you can find!

If there's one thing we've learned over the years, it's not to put all of your eggs in one basket. Maybe you should look into diversification? At this price, you can outfit an entire krewe!

Just think, when you fix the potholes around your safe house, you'll be able to get away without losing an axle if things get hot! Unfortunately, because of the state of our roads locally, you may need to steal a few more catalytic converters to make an actual difference.

We're all about looking fresh in Rachet City so a fresh weave is always welcome! You might as well splurge and get three new bundles!

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