10:02p.m., Wednesday, March 10, 2021
A News item tonight said catalytic converters are a hot item right now (pun intended) . Apparently, they contain small amounts of scarce metals some now more valuable than gold. So, you guessed it, converters are being cut off parked vehicles overnight. High-clearance vehicles (e.g. SUVs and pick-ups) are especially vulnerable due to the ease of sliding underneath to make a couple of speedy cuts.