Hondo Underwood is a former car thief. He stole hundreds of cars in and around Denver between 2016 and 2017.

Underwood speaks with Business Insider about methods of breaking into vehicles, such as relay theft. He offers insights into how chop shops operate and how organized crime groups conspire to transport stolen vehicles across the border to Mexico. He talks about what it’s like to be in high-speed car chases and play cat and mouse with the police. He also notes the models of cars he stole, including Chevrolets and Ford pickup trucks, and discusses the realism of car theft in movies and games like “Gone in 60 Seconds” and “Grand Theft Auto.”

Underwood, a Marine Corps veteran, was ordered to complete a rehabilitation program by a Colorado Veterans Treatment Court. He now works in the construction industry.

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