Yesterday, while I was fishing the lower Yuba, a thief cut off and stole the catalytic converter from my Prius parked under the Parks Bar Bridge. I read that this kind of theft is quite common. So if you are a Prius or hybrid owner, you might want to invest in a theft-deterrent metal plate. (That is what I'm going to do.) One article said thieves go after catalytic converters on hybrids because the precious metals in them are less degraded and fetch higher prices.
Driving home in a super-loud car, I felt like a boom car driver.