How to Strip a Car in Under Five Minutes

Insurance team sets up chop shop at Navy Pier, unpimps ride.

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Allstate did a demonstration at Navy Pier showing just how fast people can use everyday tools to turn a car into an empty shell and pile of parts in minutes.
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The National Insurance Crime Bureau lists the 1995 Honda Civic as the top target car for thieves in Illinois.
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In tact car with all of its parts... but not for long.
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Professional car dismantlers
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It can take an expert auto thief as little as seven seconds and one screwdriver to break into a vehicle.
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Just 2 minutes and 48 seconds in, there's already no hood, bumper, and soon-to-be no doors.
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A car is stolen every 33 seconds in the United States.
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5 minutes and 3 seconds later, the car is now a shell with a pile of parts around it. Some of the parts are labeled how much they are usually sold for later.
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It took the three dismantlers 5 minutes and 3 seconds to complete the job.
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