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November 04, 2007

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Ny_times_logo Can you help solve a somewhat bizarre and mysterious crime that happened at a parking garage under the Tokyo Dome Hotel? Stolen car returned within minutes. Why?

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The stolen car thing reminds me of something which happened over here not so long ago. A long stay car park was actually using the vehicles of it's patrons to taxi people around.

Not sure in this case why as it takes so long to get out of the area and it was only gone for 12 minutes. Very strange.

Posted by: Suze at Nov 4, 2007 1:55:14 PM

The stolen car thing is simple.... They will have produced an identical car to hers (A Ringer) but as ringers can be identified they would be better off with the original. So they look for a matching vehicle and swap them. Hence it was swapped so quickly as they only needed to transfer the posessions to the ringer and return that to the hotel. Her real car is probably sold, normally abroad.

Posted by: Barry Barcrest at Nov 5, 2007 7:22:27 AM