Gone in 60 Seconds: Video Shows Six Hellcats Stolen From Dealership in Under a Minute
Six Dodge Challenger Hellcats were stolen from a Kentucky dealership Tuesday morning in a brazen heist that saw thieves depart with the cars in under 60 seconds, WHAS11 News reports.
A representative for Don Franklin Chrysler Dodge Jeep of Somerset, Kentucky says the theft happened in under a minute, with surveillance footage showing several individuals applying license plates to Hellcats in a showroom before quickly leaving the premises. The representative told WHAS11 News the cars had a combined value of over $600,000.
Four of the Hellcats were later spotted on a nearby highway, says WHAS11 News. When police attempted to perform a traffic stop, the cars “accelerated to speeds in excess of 180 mph.” Three of the cars managed to escape, but one was stopped using spike strips.
The alleged driver of that car, Cavese Jones, 19, was taken to jail and is now charged with speeding, reckless driving, wanton endangerment, fleeing or evading police, receiving stolen property, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, and resisting arrest.
A total of four other cars were recovered in nearby Kentucky counties, as well as Tennessee and Alabama. Police are still on the hunt for the last remaining Hellcat.
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