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tiktok andyoutubeA recent viral video from the “Kia Challenge” shows moves to steal a car with only a USB charging cable, leading to an increase in the number of thefts from some Hyundai and Kia vehicles across the United States.


Business Insider reports that car thieves demonstrate in video how unlocked Hyundai and Kia vehicles are stolen by removing the bottom cover near the steering wheel and using a USB cable to start the engine. The thieves, who call themselves the “Kia Boys”, walk into the stolen cars, drive them away, and then leave.

(Video Source: WFAA YouTube Channel)

According to CarBuzz, with a 25-fold increase in car thefts this year compared to last year, Milwaukee appears to be the home of rogues, along with Hyundai and Kia.VehicleStolen cars account for 66% of all thefts.

FloridaThe St. Petersburg Police Department said on Twitter that police had noticed an unusual trend, “As of July 11, 23 of the 56 stolen vehicles were from before 2021 and required a key to start with a Kia or Hyundai model. Owners of these models, please lock your car.”

Thieves also targeted Arlington, Texas, or Kia or Hyundai cars in Cincinnati. Lance, a police officer investigating the car theft, said it was “especially easy” for thieves to start the vehicle when the steering column was damaged in 2011-2012-style Kias and 2015-2021-style Hyundai vehicles.

Some of these car thefts have even become dangerous incidents, as thieves steal cars and then vandalize, seriously injuring themselves and passersby, and even killing them.



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