What are the chances your car could end up as a pile of metal?

What are the chances your car could end up as a pile of metal? Crooks are stalking homes in Blount County, swiping two cars and taking them to the scrap yard, hoping to make some quick bucks.

Maryville Police say they've found and returned the two cars ripped off from the 1600 block of Wells Road but made no arrests.

So, what are the chances your car could end up as a pile of metal?

It's a lucrative business but very risky.

Everyday, cars go in and out of the Junk Car Mafia's scrap yard worth $300 or more.

It's up to Charles Nelson to make sure they're not stolen.

"If they drive a car into us they have to produce a Tennessee title," said Charles Nelson.

Even then, Charles says you can never be too sure.
That's why he waits three days until he strips them down.
When he does it's $11 for every 100 pounds.

That's why he follows the law, it protects you and his business.


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