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Crime History: Rod Stewart gets carjacked on Sunset Boulevard

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On this day, April 26, in 1982, a gunman robbed rock star Rod Stewart on Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard and stole his $50,000 Porsche.

The British singer and his 3-year-old daughter were standing next to his black 1977 Turbo Carrera when a gunman demanded the keys. Stewart complied, but the gunman couldn't start the car because of an electronic anti-theft device, so he ordered the musician to start the car for him.

Within months, Stewart moved back to Britain, citing an increase in crime and violence in the United States.

The Rock 'n Roll Hall of Famer became a crime victim again in 2004, when a fired worker at his Palm Beach, Fla., mansion drove away in his yellow 2002 Dodge Viper.

- Scott McCabe

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