Nelson Brothers’ Snowstorm Crime Spree

The story of last week’s crime spree by two dopes in Nelson County has to be read to be believed.  #

8 Responses to “Nelson Brothers’ Snowstorm Crime Spree”


  • I’m sure they were stone cold sober during this escapade.

    Why in the world to people leave keys in cars in this day and age? Along with leaving your doors unlocked, it seems like a pretty imprudent thing to do, regardless of where you live.

  • WOW.

    “They found a box of keys to the vehicles in the sales lot and from there, Adcock said, Chad Martin stole a 1999 Toyota minivan and Andrew Martin stole a 2000 Ford Mustang before they headed south toward Virginia 6 and to Adial Road.”

    That’s what you decide to steal? A 1999 Toyota minivan? *really*?

    At least the other guy took a Mustang. The minivan is inexcusable.

  • That is one of the very few news stories of which I read every single word. Great story.

  • I wonder if the brothers arm-wrestled to determine which one would get stuck with the minivan.

  • You steal a Mustang to go cross country, rob a few stores, and go flame out big time somewhere in a mid-western state. You steal a minivan for the sheer fun of destroying the thing in a snowstorm.

  • Does one or both have the middle name “Wayne”?

  • Why in the world to people leave keys in cars in this day and age? Along with leaving your doors unlocked, it seems like a pretty imprudent thing to do, regardless of where you live.

    I’m actually friends with Connie and John, who had their truck stolen. (The only vehicle not destroyed, or so it sounds.) Their house is quite rural, and they have the same philosophy that I do: If you leave your keys in the car, then somebody can take it if they need it, because the only people coming up your driveway are people who know you. When you own a pickup, an inherent liability is that people come to you when they need to move something heavy—better to just say “hey, it’s a communal truck, so come get it.” :) The odds of having a vehicle stolen, when you live in the country down a long driveway, are vanishingly slim, and I think it’s worth the tradeoff.

    Ditto, incidentally, for leaving your doors unlocked in the country. If you live out of earshot from any other houses or the road, then there’d be no reason for a criminal not to just break a window and stroll on into the house. Locking the doors wouldn’t seem to make a difference, at least logically. I’ve got no statistics to back that up, though, it’s just a gut thing.

  • Hilarious. But why didn’t they break into a convenience store and get some PBR and pork rinds?

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