Can’t make your car payment? Don’t torch it.

From the Washington Post, it seems people who can’t keep up with their auto loan payments will do anything – torching their vehicle included – to keep from being reposessed:

Investigators estimate that hundreds of such crimes occurred in the Washington area in the past two years, although the exact number is unclear, and experts predict the number will increase because of the worsening economy. Many offenders have fallen behind on payments to car dealerships. This year, more people are behind on such loans than in nearly two decades.

Amazing. Please (please!) don’t try this at home.

Sadly, people are having to choose between making payments on their house or their car. But setting fire to your vehicle is a big-time crime, and very (very!) dangerous.


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