Drone-flying cops bust classic car thieves

Old-school autos got some help from modern air tech – as well as a hot-headed thief – after police used a drone to locate several stolen classic cars. One of two suspects taken into custody failed in his attempts to shoot the police craft down, adding a second thwarted crime to his grand theft auto activity.

Bullet-dodging drone spots evidence of hot auto stash

Police in Oklahoma staged the operation, turning up six classic rides that had been reported stolen in surrounding areas and across the border in Arkansas. Those busts arose from a tip to authorities about hot cars being stashed at a local address. Acting on that, the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office flew a drone near the suspected address to get clear shots of anything that might be on the premises. Several large tarps used to cover what were obviously vehicles offered police their first reason to believe their informant had been right.

The second, more emphatic confirmation came from a man storming from the…