Bosque County Sheriff Hendricks posted an alert regarding catalytic converter theft. “In recent weeks, there have been reports of the theft of catalytic converters in our area and neighboring jurisdictions. The catalytic converter is part of the exhaust system on your vehicle. This converter contains precious metals and brings a good price at salvage yards. The act of stealing a catalytic converter requires the thief to lay under the car and use a saw to cut it lose from the exhaust system.” This can usually be accomplished in less than 2 minutes. Parking in a well lit area and alert eyes and ears help. However, inscribing the part with some identifying information where the potential thief will see it is reported to be a strong deterrent as it makes it difficult to sell as scrap.