Videos: Thieves Make Off With Brand New Dodge Charger Hellcat Off Showroom Floor


Like a scene right out of “Gone in 60 Seconds”, a group of well-organized car thieves made off with a brand new Dodge Charger Hellcat right off the showroom floor near the end of January. The dealership, located in midtown Detroit caught it all on camera. The masked thieves first threw a large rock or heavy object through the showroom window before smashing the driver side rear window out on the Charger and quickly making off with it.

We assume because they had to bust out the window on the Charger, they didn’t have a key for the car and were able to activate the emergency shifter release mechanism under the center console to put the car into neutral to roll out. Outside security cameras then capture the Hellcat being pushed down the alley by a Dodge Grand Caravan to an awaiting tow truck or trailer with a Dodge Magnum bringing up the rear.

Check out the three videos from CBS Detroit reporter Vickie Thomas in the below link. In the one video you will see right after the car gets pushed out of camera view, someone that appears to be a security guard walks through the showroom but doesn’t seem to notice the missing car or broken glass. Something seems quite fishy to us. Inside job?

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Cody Krueger

Car Feature Editor – cody.krueger@shawgroupmedia.com Since the age of 4, Cody has been obsessed with everything Mopar. On Christmas of 1998, Cody's parents gave him a rusty '69 Charger shell that his father saved from a field. Cody's garage still features that '69 Charger as well as the additions of a '70 Coronet, '71 Charger R/T, '71 Super Bee, '04 SRT-4, '06 Grand Cherokee SRT8, '08 Challenger SRT8 and a '17 Ram 1500 Rebel. Cody can truly and proudly say him and his wife are true Mopar nuts in love with all types of Mopars!

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  1. Henry Bourdon 20 March, 2020 at 22:22 Reply

    maybe i am stupid but do not all newer cars have a g.p.s. unit for crash assistance. what are those fancy but very ugly shark fins for?

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