If you’ve ever been to Las Vegas it’s likely you’re familiar with high risk/reward situations. One wrong roll of the dice and lady luck seems to turn her back on you. Similarly, buying a vehicle with a lien on the title often seems like a pretty bad hand to the average consumer. Most people will tell you that there are hassles and headaches from start to finish. However, once you know the truth about lien titles the experience becomes far less like craps and far more like blackjack.
How it happens In 2018 police arrested a man outside a county courthouse when he got into what police had found to be a stolen vehicle. Officers had noticed the car when one of their ALPRs or Automatic License Plate Readers had alerted them that the vehicle was reported stolen. Following protocol, they simply stayed within reach and when the operator returned and tried to get into the car he was arrested. It just so happened that he was returning from a date inside the courthouse itself over a previous arrest for grand theft auto. The truth is that there are more stolen cars out on the road than most people realize.