The owner is offering a $1,000 reward to catch this incompetent car thief.
The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is one of this year's most anticipated and most desirable new cars. Unfortunately, that also makes it a potential target for car thieves now that customer deliveries have started. With a starting price of just $58,900, the C8 Corvette is a sports car bargain considering it has nearly 500 horsepower on tap from a 6.2-liter V8 - but instead of saving up to buy one, this guy tried to steal someone else's cherished C8 Corvette from a parking lot in Houston, Texas.
Video footage posted on Facebook shows a gang of car thieves in a Buick parked next to a brand new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette. It appears to be an expensive high-spec model, too, as it's fitted with an optional high wing.
One of the thieves then climbs out of the rear window, breaks the Corvette's passenger-side window, and attempts to gain access into the cabin.
Unfortunately for them, the C8 Corvette is equipped with a host of security features, including a motion sensor that detects movement inside the car when the alarm is activated. Inevitably, this triggers the alarm, which spooks the thief. They then make a hasty retreat, jump back into the Buick, and drive away empty-handed, so it was all for nothing.
Clearly, they don't have much experience of stealing cars if they didn't anticipate that alarm would be set off. According to the car's owner, the incompetent thief caused over $5,000 worth of damage to the C8 Corvette during the attempted theft.
The owner is offering a $1,000 cash reward to anyone who identifies the car thief and leads to their arrest, or $250 to anyone who shares the Facebook post and leads to their arrest. Unfortunately, the Buick's license plate is difficult to read, although it could also be fake. Hopefully, police can use the video to identify the thief before they try to steal someone else's brand new C8 Corvette.