Photo courtesy of Mike McCarthy

When Alysia McCarthy turned the ignition key, the Jeep started roaring “like a monster truck.”

Her husband, Mike McCarthy, rushed to his Wooster Square home to see what had happened to their trusty Cherokee. Under the belly of the car, he identified the problem: A pipe was hanging off.

The catalytic converter, aka “cat,” which detoxifies engine emissions, was gone. In its place stood a gaping hole, framed by jagged cuts from a saw.

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