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Reader Opinion: Carjacking isn’t theft?

So they force you out of your vehicle and drive away with it, but that’s not auto theft. I’m sure there is a logical explanation for that statement but they didn’t tell us.

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While reading Monday’s article in the Brainerd Dispatch on the uptick in crime, one line made me wonder if my eyes deceived me or was I not fully awake yet.

“Carjackings are not considered automobile thefts, public safety officials said.” So they force you out of your vehicle and drive away with it, but that’s not auto theft. I’m sure there is a logical explanation for that statement but they didn’t tell us.

Rick Anderson

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