Edward Wilson, 37, was reportedly in a position most drivers loathe. He was standing in the apartment complex in Sartell, Minnesota with the temperature at -9 degrees Fahrenheit but could not start the car. According to police, the problem is that he stole a car that was already running and could not re-start it. His solution? He allegedly contacted the victim to ask for her help in starting her stolen car.
The victim says that she was shopping at Walmart and auto-started her Jeep Grand Cherokee so it would be warm once she got to the parking lot. Police say that a videotape shows Wilson climbing into the SUV and driving off around 8:30 p.m. that night.
Two hours later, the victim received a call from a woman who said that a man was asking her questions about the Jeep. Wilson then got on the phone and said that he was employed at an auto glass repair company. Wilson told her that he fixed her car — and that he’d return it to her if she could re-start it for him. He then gave the victim an address in Isle, MN for OnStar to use to auto start the car. She gave the address to police in Isle. Police then showed up and found the car with Wilson.
Wilson has been charged with theft of a motor vehicle, KNSI reports, with bond set at $25,000.
It is not clear how Wilson was able to get the woman’s cellphone number, but he reportedly confessed to the theft after first claiming innocence.
22 thoughts on “Minnesota Car Thief Steals Running Car . . . Then Calls Owner To Help In Restarting It”
If this guy was a refugee, how can that be? I mean, weren’t we treated to about a week of lectures telling us that there are no sh**hole countries and that it is racist to say someone like this car thief came from a sh**hole country
Edward Wilson, 37, of Sartell, Minnesota?
Seriously? This is “Ed”?
Can I be Zhang Wei?
Lutheran Social Services and Catholic Social Services are the two largest agencies in the U.S. receiving federal funds for resettling refugees. They get multi-million dollar contracts for bringing Somalis, Hmongs, Cambodians, Loations, Vietnamese, Salvadorans, Haitians, and you name it into the U.S. Minnesota has housing projects overflowing with Somalis thanks to Lutheran Social Services. This guy was obviously one of the refugees, or the child of one of them, and put up for adoption.
Invasion by subterfuge.
And they’d tell us there is separation of church and state yet here tax dollars and supporting religious charities! Funny how the usual suspects have no problem with it, but would be in an uproar if tax dollars instead we to support pro-life efforts led by say, the Mormon Church.
“Life’s little ironies.”
That’s why the Founders wrote the Constitution to SEVERELY limit government and the power of Congress to tax, including the specific limitation of “general Welfare”, deliberately excluding any and all taxation for individual welfare.
Article 1, Section 8
“The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;…”
I’m in agreement with you here George. Amazes me though how essentially a Thomas Jefferson campaign letter to the Danbury Baptists is treated by the left as a Constitutional fact. I suspect they are truly that ignorant of our founding.
To go back to something you and I were talking about, do you support direct election of Senators?
We covered that. In the restricted-vote republic that the Founders established in 1789, I suspect there was more fundamental agreement and conformity. One representative is as good as the other – they are the limitations that matter. Representative governance begins in the home with the patriarch’s vote representing his entire family. The senators don’t matter as much when the government is so severely limited that its function is barely perceptible. Elected office was a temporary, casual position with little effect and little to do, by design. Americans had the Constitution and the Constitution was freedom. Under a government limited to security and infrastructure, which exists solely to facilitate the freedom of citizens, the senate construct is less important. In post-Constitutional America, the democrats import liberal, illegal alien voters with a “path to citizenship” because they know the vote is important and the Constitution is not. In 1789, the welfare state could not be and was not voted into existence. Even the concept of the communistic welfare state did not exist. Americans were so free they existed on self-reliance. Elected officials of any party or bent could not impose communism. America began losing freedom and the Constitution during “Cray Abe” Lincoln’s “Reign of Terror” and continued thought the 19th Amendment and LBJ.
The only hope now is awakening with “a terrible resolve.”
“I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.”
– Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
You offered lots of historical and philosophical backdrop but still I ask: do you support direct election of Senators?
State legislatures were elected by voters in the state then they voted for U.S. Senators. I can support that if that’s what you propose. The point is that it doesn’t matter if the manifest tenor of the Constitution is followed and the government is SEVERELY limited and infinitesimally small. If all the amendments after the first ten ratified by the Founders were repealed, it would be fine with me.
This is actually rather ingenious. The remote starter doesn’t use the key, so once it is shut off, the ride is over. Sort of a honey pot for car thieves !
If he is an illegal alien then send him back to Red China or where ever.
His name is Edward Wilson, so most likely he was adopted from Cambodia, Laos or elsewhere by some well-meaning but naive Americans. Now look what they have for all the time and money they invested in him!
No doubt part of the “I’m with her” crowd.
Darwin at work!!
All your Jeep are belong to us!
Squeeky – the theory is good, but I don’t own a Jeep. 🙂
A new level of stupidity!
To Catch A Thief. Leave your phone number enscribed on the dashboard. Leave the keys in the car and the car running. Park in front of an asian housing project. After the car gets stolen stand by the phone.
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