Old Dude Finally Caught for Stealing Corvettes (Updated)

Grand Theft Auto was based on this guy
  • Grand Theft Auto was based on this guy

Update: Daniel Ott, the geriatric version of Nic Cage's character in Gone in 60 Seconds, was sentenced yesterday to 51 months in federal prison and saddled with a bill of $533,000 to pay restitution for the (at least) 14 sports cars he swiped, according to the ABJ. (The article also has some fun details, like Ott surreptitiously making imprints of keys while checking out cars at dealerships so he could return and drive them off the lot.) — Grzegorek

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Daniel Ott likes to steal cars. He stole them in the 80s, he stole them in the 90s, and continued on through the new millennium. At the ripe old age of 71, Ott has finally been caught. A federal grand jury has indicted Ott for "stealing at least 14 new and used Corvettes throughout northern Ohio and Pennsylvania in the last year."

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