Catalytic converters being stolen from parked cars in US

They saw the catalytic converters off (filled with platinum, rhodium, and palladium) by sliding underneath the vehicle.

Fixing them costs about $1500 on some vehicles. To protect against this, people are covering them with metal grills.

A guy used Apple Airtags under the cars he wanted to target so he could track where they park. He used security cameras to avoid apprehension.

He found a loophole to sell more than the usual limit of 1 per day per scrap yard. He formed company with the Secretary of State's office, so he could sell as many as he wanted and without proving ownership.