Well, who knew?
Apparently after my post yesterday about Danny Dearest loosing the catalytic converter on his twenty year old minivan, I had some comments that suggest that the roving band of thieves use these for salvage instead of reuse.
That restores some of my confidence in the intelligence level of gangs.
It seems that there is gold and platinum hiding in ye old catalytic converter. That means that the residue metals lurking in that catalytic converter is worth more that the whole van.