School buses stolen, sold for scrap
CHICAGO—Eight Chicago city school buses were stolen overnight and quickly turned into scrap metal.
The 40-foot long buses, valued at about $100,000 each, were taken from a Chicago bus lot between 7 p.m. Thursday and 5 a.m. Friday.
The thieves drove them about 20 miles to a salvage yard where they were shredded, leaving only remnants of the yellow sides, seats and parts.
Using the buses’ GPS tracking systems, police were able to find them.
However, not before they were destroyed.
Officials say three people have been arrested in connection with the theft.
Police are now looking for the owner of the yard.