One of OnStar’s advertising points is the reassurance that if your car gets stolen, it can not only track where it ends up, but also deactivate it instantly. Turns out, it’s not just a load of advertising malarky.
Four Chevrolet Camaro coupes were stolen from a dealership in St. Louis, Missouri, in the early hours of Monday. Police were able to track the vehicles based on their OnStar information from the dealership, and quickly arrested the suspects. One of the cars was silver, the other yellow, and all had temporary plates.
Then again, a chain of speeding Camaros at four in the morning isn’t exactly subtle. Witnesses saw the procession and reported it into police, who were able to provide OnStar with their latest round of marketing success.