Family confronts catalytic converter thieves with paintball guns

čas přidán 16. 11. 2023
An apparent catalytic converter theft was thwarted after the would-be thieves were chased off by a Turlock family wielding paintball guns.
The brazen attempt happened Oct. 4, 2022 just before 12:30 p.m. Turlock Police spokesperson Sgt. Mike Parmley said two men were trying to take the catalytic converter from the family's 2000 Ford Excursion.: www.abc10.com/article/news/cr...
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Komentáře: 23 000

  • Put your paintballs in the freezer for added consequences 😂

    • Lol right.😂😂😂😂

    • That’s a myth they don’t hurt Evan close to as much because they become brittle by the cold

    • @@kariya78it does work evan so more then you think

    • ​@@fabianmartinez6190 depends on the brand.

    • That’s what I do

  • Broad daylight, in someone's driveway, making all that noise? They are BOLD.

  • “Sir, what was the suspect wearing?” “Paint and welts “

  • Imagine having a remote for your car to drive during these types of situations

    • That's manslaughter!

    • @@ZeroHero1124who cares

    • That actually happened to a thief the driver “didn’t know” someone was under her car she was sleeping in, woke up went to drive off and thought she just hit a pot hole or something … she never got in trouble for it

    • Yeah a remote hydraulic to lower....

    • ​@@ZeroHero1124 BS....a guy dropped the jack on a guy while trying to steal his converter killing the guy....cops did nothing....

  • Awfully kind of them to use paintballs. Mine would have been lead.

    • And then you’ll be in jail

    • i don't think he would because he is protecting his property @@nyg1047

    • ​@@nyg1047not in texas

    • You would be in prison too fyi good luck tho

    • ⁠@@rashadfr25Arrested for defending your ground?

  • The frustrating thing about this is that they’ve already caused damage to this owners car that now has to be fixed

    • I thought bc they had a satin ice symbol on their car and it said catalytic converter I thought they were putting crosses on the car 😂

    • Exactly could have called some friends and pinned them under the car for the police

    • Probably end up being written off.

    • What the police report the insurance should take care it. Especially with the video

    • Coupla band clamps for exhaust will fix it up temporarily

  • Those robbers got lucky the guns wasn’t real

    • I'm not a lawyer but I'm pretty sure that would be more illegal

    • Just get in, don't see the dudes, and back up.

    • Officer I grab the real gun by mistake

    • @@roachdoggjr8808self defense applies to private property

    • @@roachdoggjr8808 maybe ina communist state, but where im at, you can defend yourself, and your property with lethal force, ESPECIALLY on your own property. They woulda caught some 45 if that was my truck

  • Someone stole all the ones off our church buses that we use to bus in kids. We couldn't pick them up for a long while and that was awful because we make sure these kids go home with meals. Some of those kids depend on getting that food. We ended up taking our own vehicles and dropped food off to them until we got the buses fixed. People are horrible.

    • That’s horrible, the world is officially upside down now.

    • Well I wanna say thank you for being great people and not letting a couple bad ones ruin that. God bless you beautiful people

    • That's awful. I'm sorry that happened. Thank you for serving your community.

    • Sad..

    • That was definitely Satan's work!

  • Mr. Bat, meet ankles and knees of criminals!

    • Underrated comment

    • YEP...then NOT running anywhere...perps are laying in my driveway squirming in pain "NO HURRY" they aren't going anywhere 😂 TAKE YOUR TIME let them have some time to think about CONSEQUENCES. PAIN is best teacher

  • The fact they're doing this in broad daylight in front of everyone is mind-blowing

    • It just looks like they're working on their own vehicle but the fact the owners were there and how would they know if they weren't going to get some lead, is probably because it's an inside job.

    • Quote from Rick James, “cocaine…it’s a hellava drug!” Would be my guess why in broad daylight! 🤦🏻‍♂️ dang thieves need to get treated accordingly…I swear feels like everywhere crime is rampant and going unpunished and why thieves don’t care to get caught. 😡

    • Welcome to California

    • Meth

    • None of them should be able to exhale nor inhale when he finish.

  • I wonder why he hasn't thought of stealing a belt.

  • The places that buy these need to be held accountable

    • Why would they be responsible for what people do???

    • @@Its_Asteria They know they're stolen. Also, to @user-hl3bg5pq7y they can be held accountable. My state, NE, has a statute titled "possession of stolen property". I have arrested a few people that run places that buy stolen parts.

    • You are part of the problem ​@@Its_Asteria

    • My recycle place requires me to show my drivers license, or has it on file. They won't take a product like this from an unknown person.

    • @@dougthegreat7241 Bingo! Any place that buys them legitimately has a process to find the individual, should it turn out to be a stolen part.

  • I ain't gonna lie this is the best ad for paintball guns

  • Broad daylight with a power tool is crazy 😂😂😂

  • Hypothetically, someone could have had multiple tendons severely injured had that been a vehicle near me.

  • They were way too comfortable stealing in broad daylight.

    • I’ll sayyy

    • Happens in the uk every day

    • I work for my state next to a police academy and someone yoinked my coworkers cat off the car at 9am in the morning on the street. These losers don’t care and have no shame if they get caught.

    • Happens all the time, that’s when people least expect stuff unfortunately

    • @@christaylor3911uk have good pounds

  • Those guys are nicer than I would have been.

  • And they were loud stealing too. Who does that???😮

  • Ill never understand how people can work so hard to steal but not work a job like, wat?

    • Goood question.

    • It's the commitment to a job they dont want. People naturally wanna work or be productive, what people don't want is to be told when, and how long to work.

    • Excellent point

    • @@rumandredbull .....and a looong siesta in between...right !

    • You really think criminals think? Most of them are stupid and compulsive.

  • They still did over a grand in damage and you let em get away with just some bruises

    • It's about $20 to put on a clamp, or I suppose you could pay under $100 to get the cutoff part welded shut.

    • @@custommadenameguess we need to report you as the thief, since you seem to know exactly what damages where done under the vehicle

    • @@glubgawd7393 you can hear it! They're cutting through the pipe. Seal the pipe, and you're good. This theft costs thousands because the stolen part costs thousands. These guys left empty handed.

    • Tell their mommies...

    • ​@@custommadenameif they cut the cat, this repair is very expensive. You can't always just put a clamp on, and exhaust shops often won't touch a damaged cat for a repair for liability reasons, they will insist it needs replacement.

  • If this was a stand your ground state then then wouldn't of been paintballs😂😂

  • Anyone who’s paint-balled before. You know these guys thought they were really being shot for a minute.

  • Yeah it wouldn’t be paintballs if this were my car.

  • My paintball gun only shoots 9mm bullets that I think must be full of red paint.

  • You gotta be a bold MF'er to do stuff like this in broad daylight!

    • More like stupid

    • Or a dumb one!

    • Probably Cali where it won't even be prosecuted, but the owner with the paintball gun will probably be charged for assaulting the thieves.

    • Because it's fake

    • It's called meth sir

  • They should grab them & send 2 JAIL.

  • This is like a scene from Home Alone

  • Imagine having so much audacity that you try to steal a catalytic converter out of someone's driveway while sagging.

    • And in the day, its called Cali smh

    • They were only doing it so they could buy a belt to hold their pants up

    • Same type of people who don't know how to put a lid on a big gulp,, know what I mean

    • @@timothyherter2555lmfao

    • Happened to my company truck in broad daylight. These bums don’t care. They know it’s a slap on the wrist

  • If you own a PRIUS (esp 2002-2008) get a catalytic converter SHIELD

  • Broad daylight and making all that noise is beyond bold. They don't fear consequences because there are none. The relaxed stance of crime enables more crime.

  • My neighbor caught a dude doin this and broke dudes foot wit a sledge hammer😂

    • Sweet!! And I was just lookin at those ankles and wondering about a nine iron!

    • Been there

    • Good!

    • Sounds like a good neighbor

    • Sounds like something that didn’t happen 😂

  • Suburban home defense and driveway street justice - gotta love it!

  • A guy I went through high school with had his car stolen. 25 years later he found out who it was during a class reunion.. he calculated that if he still had the car, which was not insured, it would be worth around $80,000 tpday he has made the guy that stole his car, a hobby

  • They better be glad it wasn't an actual gun

    • My thoughts exactly 🤣 I don't own a paintball gun.

    • I own plenty of "paintball guns" that only shoot metal.

    • Why does my paint ball gun look like a chefs knife?

    • Yeah then end up in prison for protecting your property

    • ​@@ck-wh4vdnot really how it works it many states, but okay😊

  • Action is the foundational key to all success.

  • The audacity of these theives! 🤦🏾‍♀️😂

  • people that steal from common folks are the worst people

    • People that think it is OK to steal from non-common people 99% as bad.

    • People that steal from any folks are the worst people

    • Capitalists steal added value from billions of people every second!

    • простые люди на машинах не ездят

    • @@user-ne7bo9tv1xmaybe in your country.

  • My grandpa did that too! But his painball had no silencer so it was a massive bang, and his paintballs is like red, you really can see the paintball when he shot it, i think the paintball model was a paintball called smith and wesson magnum, something like that, he said that it was just a painball gun, can't wait to try it on the paintball field!

  • nobody gonna talk about how the other dude just went right under the car

  • Imagine getting hit the first few times thinking you’re about to die from a hail of bullets just to realize it’s paintballs

    • Paintballs can break skin, especially the closer you are, getting pelted like that,fkn hurts. Don't beleive me? Ask your friends to pelt you while you stand there not flinching. There is a reason we use surrender or die in paintball, most people don't even wanna be shot once from a few feet away.

    • And still had the same deterring affect... makes you think

    • That will give them something to think about alright. They will think twice before stealing again.

    • ​@@surferdevo602he knows it hurts that's why he made the comment he made of them thinking quite possibly that they were getting shot with actual bullets before realizing that it was just paintballs

    • ⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠@@surferdevo602that’s exactly how it works..😂 ANYBODY would rather get blasted with paintballs then bullets! Don’t believe me? Ask your friend to stand behind you with a pistol in one hand an paintball gun in the other & tell me if you feel relieved when you find out you actually got shot with a paintball… 😅

  • let me guess, California? Where crime is legal and guns are not?

    • they are tools for someone destroying this country. Evil period

    • California owns more legal guns then Texas even the Texas governor talked about it 😂

    • Did you need your little penis replacement comment so early?😂

    • 🤡 🇺🇸 😂

  • Bro the 2nd guy just scurried underneath the car like a stray cat😭😭🤣

  • Pro tip: Marbles fit in paintball guns.

    • Such wisdom 😉

    • Or freeze the paintballs

    • Frozen paintballs hit hard

    • ​@@northernstoner962would you rather pay for a new catalytic converter?

    • ​@@northernstoner962or just buy a gun

  • Bro has a belt and his pants are still down to his knees, what a degen

  • Of course, paintball guys are hanging around the house with no shirt on.

  • They’re lucky they didn’t go to the wrong house with the right weapon

    • I'm sure they had the right weapons.

    • the “right” weapon? you mean a real gun? why would that be necessary here?

    • @@gottalovethatanime5because they’re being robbed? They have every right to use it

    • @@gottalovethatanime5 I wish I was a naive child again too. Hopefully nothing ever happens to you where you need to rethink this sentence of yours

    • ​@Trollcatsfortrolls enjoy your prison sentence.

  • I’m pretty sure they are taking the resonator on most vehicles the cat is up closer to the headers and the resonator is down by the muffler 😂

  • Hopefully these guys are bright enough to imagine the outcome of this situation had that been a real firearm.

  • Effective, non-lethal, and hilarious. 15/10.

  • They would not be running away if I caught them.

  • Those boys are ready to go to the farm and see how the hogs get fed.

  • It's always the dudes with no belt having to run away from crimes.

  • Ive never seen more than 1 person under a vehicle. Y'all must hv had a gold catalytic converter 😂

  • They're like prairie dogs..they hear a noise and stop and pop up...then go back to it😂😂

  • Cutting a catalytic converter in broad daylight is wild af😂😂

    • my thought exactly. .and somebody will still defend this mfs if they get shot with real guns. .their families be like "oh but they are good lads, they don't deserve this and that". .crazy world we live in fr. .

    • it usually takes less than a minute. I knew a few junkies that would brag about it all the time.

    • So loud! They’re so daring Wowsa 😮

    • Probably california

    • I'm assuming it's actually easier than in the middle of the night because of the noise

  • Proper sized marbles sound the most fun to me😅

  • What were these people doing in your neighborhood in the first place?

  • Marbles.. after hundreds of years of serving absolutely no purpose, paintball guns have given marbles a whole new purpose.

    • Hoho, that's perfect 😂

    • Freeze your paintballs

    • @@TravisPrybylskimarbles hit harder

    • Can you really use marbles in a paintball gun? Seems like it would break it or something 🤷🏻‍♂️ Has anyone actually tried this? Genuinely interested

    • @@chriswimer6296im interested too. Im completely invested.

  • Bro they were just playing 'hide and seek', why'd you do them like that?

  • “Hahah grab the paint ball gun honey!” *blast blast blast* “honey I said the pain ball gu… eh that’ll do”

  • Anyone else sad that we didn’t get to see the thieves in pain? 😢

  • "Officer, their shirts and pants had multi colored poka dots ... to match the back window on their vehicle. "

  • My car broke down literally 5 miles from the house on a Sunday. No towing companies open. I left it for maybe 6 hours. Got it towed the next morning and found out my catalytic converter was cut off. They have no shame.

  • Next time, make sure they’re frozen paintballs

    • What about using real guns and ammo?

    • Metal paintballs

    • That doesn't work anymore from what I understand, they added something into the paint so they won't freeze anymore,

    • @@chocolateMAN200 interesting! They probably made the paint more of an oil paint. For safety reasons because when dealing with the general Republic, you have to consider the worst things they’re gonna do with your product, this was a responsible choice. It wouldn’t surprise me if it actually took government regulation to get them to do that because it cost more money for oil paint 😂

    • @@andrequina10in certain states you can get sued and possibly prisoned *cough* *cough* California

  • Can't believe they still got the catalytic converter

  • My mind went to "Non-Lethal Weapon 4" 🤦🏿‍♀️

  • You can buy pepper spray filled paintballs. In case anyone is interested.

  • My paintball gun says 45. ACP...😅

  • Dudes be telling homies they got shot at n got away

  • Gotta freeze the paintballs so they leave some proper reminders not to steal.

    • Lacquer 😊

    • menace

    • Lightweight aluminum ball the size of the barrel it's deadly point blank

    • Careful, If you harm the criminals, blm and Antifa might start a riot in your city

    • Can’t freeze them anymore, all paintballs that are produced now aren’t able to freeze, too many people used to freeze them and had a lot of freak accidents and a lot of cars damaged. So they made it where they aren’t freezable.

  • Isn't it the car companies' fault for making it too easy to steal?! 😂

  • worlds loudest robbers 💀

  • Under somebody’s truck in their driveway in broad daylight, that’s bold asf!

    • Not as suspicious as you think. Lots of ppl do work on their vehicles in broad daylight.

    • Yeah that's the whole thing, no one's gonna see them and be like "Oh those people are stealing a catalyic converter!". More than likely they won't think about it at all and if they do, it would be like "Oh, someone's working on their car"

    • Staged af

    • @@Artanis667 Idgaf what some onlooker is thinking. I’m talking about these bold thieves are under someone’s vehicle in their driveway seemingly while they are home!!!!

    • ​@SammanthaMArias you made a good point!!!

  • Last part " chill"! "Oh im not"!😂😂

  • In Canada, you would likely be charged with assault for using the paintball gun.

  • I knew those frozen paintballs would come in handy someday.

    • Marbles

    • You can't freeze paintballs like the 1980s. They just get very very brittle if you do that.

    • 😂😂😂❤😂😂😂

    • Paint don't freeze, if anything they pop easier making it hurt less (I work as a paintball ref I know)

    • That’s battery.. not non-lethal home defence

  • That Guy must think he’s in prison he has his pants down and everything 😂

  • tell em next time it won’t be a paintgun

  • I swear, if you see someone with their pants looking like that, its safe to assume they are stupid.

    • Either they’re stupid or they’re up to no good! Smh 😂

    • Unprovoked attack on two innocent cad thieves, what is this world coming to?

    • I totally agree

    • @@darwest8833wut

    • Naaahhh hes just waiting for his co-conspirator to push his boxers in 🫣🤣🤣🤣

  • People really do that and in broad daylight. Wow.

  • Love it! I had 3 of my vehicles catalytic converters stolen over time! Very expensive loss! Awesome job!!

  • You know for a split second that dude was like "I'm hit! They got me!" Dude probably thought he was for sure dead for .5 seconds 😂😂

  • Grammar, folks. I was expecting the thieves to have paintball guns.

  • The bullets may not have been real but the 💩 in their pants was. 😂

  • They still got away with your catalytic converter.

    • I thought that too , but it was just his sawzall he was carrying.

  • Where I live a vehicle is an extension of the residence and can be defended as such. I don't own a single paintball gun. But I do have a 357, 22, a gauge and a few 556 rifles. Lol.

  • Man’s got his pants pulled down like he’s ready to go back to prison again.

  • Who needs a gun when paintballs exist

  • I mean committing a crime with your pants around your ankles is probably not the best idea

  • Now imagine if this was in Texas, those wouldn’t be paintball guns

    • I live in Texas and my first thought was “why paintball guns?” and then realized..

    • @@d-jay1665 You realized not everybody is Texan 🤣

    • Ideally

    • Ignorance of the law is no excuse. Maybe raise your, not you but criminals, above the value of what you're taking.

    • You will go to jail in Texas if you shoot someone for stealing. I live in Texas. You are a gumball to think it is ok to shoot someone for this. Lawyer up buddy😅

  • Those thieves are just lucky it was paintballs. Just saying.

  • Ha ha ha ha ha that's awesome smart thinking on the paintball. Thumbs up. I love it

  • Well you see officer, I thought I was using my paintball gun

    • Exactly, although I don't remember ever buying one, Lol

    • YES!

    • I don't know man , it didn't work for Kim Potter who claimed she mistakenly used her pistol because she thought it was her Taser

    • And you just painted your driveway red. But not with paint 😬

    • You're a loser lol. Wanting to take a life over a $800 cat

  • Took them long enough to respond

  • Did they still get away with the cat? Next time… HELLO!

  • Pro tip: paintballs fit in a freezer

    • In love with this idea

    • Great idea... But welcome to the watch list 😂

    • That because you both are semi tarded. When things freeze they expand, so they won't fit.

    • @@donrane im gonna test it ill return with my findings 🤔🙂

    • @@donranewow, i cant believe you actually said this, in the way that you said it 🤦‍♂️ heat causes expansion…..cold causes contraction which i feel like i have to explain that its the opposite of expansion. What a way to win the internet you clown 🤦‍♂️

  • Those theives were so loud and taking so long

  • That 2nd thief seemed very sure that if the vehicle owner saw him, he would recognize him. I'll bet they know each other, like from work or in the neighborhood, somehow know each other to see each other. Maybe not on a name basis, but a face basis.

  • Amazing how fast a thief can run when his pants are half way down.

  • Sounds like the vehicle was damadged