• Stolen Honda HR-V Found With Lyft Stickers And 13,000 Miles On The Odometer

Ride-sharing company has no clue what happened

A brand new Honda HR-V that was stolen back in August in front of the apartment of its owners has been found abandoned on the side of a road for around two weeks. That in itself makes this a head-scratching case. But the story doesn’t end there. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the stolen HR-V had Lyft stickers on the front and rear windows, a sign that the HR-V was used as a Lyft vehicle at the time it was stolen.

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The car’s mileage spiked from 2,000 miles at the time the car was stolen a few months ago to 13,000 miles when it was discovered recently

This case is one for the books because of all the information that’s been revealed so far. Apart from the presence of the stickers, local authorities also noticed that the car’s mileage spiked from 2,000 miles at the time the car was stolen a few months ago to 13,000 miles when it was discovered recently. The HR-V also had a rattling hood, a few dents on the bodywork, and a cabin littered with a pillow, jacket, and stuffed animal. It’s unclear if the items found inside belonged to the owners, Josh and Cierra Barton.

For its part, Lyft denied any knowledge of the HR-V being used for ride-hailing purposes. Either way, the company issued a statement, saying that the “safety of the Lyft community is our top priority, and we take these allegations seriously.”

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The HR-V also had a rattling hood, a few dents on the bodywork, and a cabin littered with a pillow, jacket, and stuffed animal

“Given the information provided, we are unable to match this vehicle to any Lyft accounts in the area. We have reached out to Ms. Barton, and we stand ready to assist law enforcement in any investigation", the company added.

This is an unusual crime on par with the thief who stole a set of tires from a Honda Accord owner twice in a span of a few days. It’s amusing to read about crimes like these from a distance, but they’re really nothing to joke about. Hopefully, the thief who jacked the HR-V is apprehended before he steals another car and uses it for nefarious reasons.

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Source: SFGate

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