Seattle's Most Profilic Car Thief Arrested

February 25, 2007
If a Washington state man’s claims are true, he might just one of the most productive single car thieves ever. Twenty-two-year-old Taylor Norton, who was arrested on January 23 in rural Snohomish county, north of Seattle, has cooperated with authorities and revealed the sites and details pertaining to about 50 area car thefts, according to a report last week in the Seattle Times. Furthermore, the man boasts to have stolen as many as 300 cars just over the past year.

According to the Times, Norton would target unlocked cars parked at home, especially at around 9 p.m., when people are typically occupied by TV-watching, or in the morning as they left a car unattended to warm up.

Norton, a longtime methamphetamine addict, favored late-model, luxury cars, and his most notable thefts according to various reports, include an Itasca motor home, a K-9 patrol car, and a boat — and he almost didn’t tell authorities about a ’77 Chevy pickup because it was “too embarrassing.” He claims to have defeated anti-theft tracking measures like OnStar and LoJack system by simply parking in aluminum sheds.

However, officials were finally led to the suspect’s trailer home in the woods by no other than a LoJack system, where they found several partially assembled stolen vehicles…and the suspect hiding under his bedcovers.

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