Redditors Discover In style YouTuber Ludwig’s Stolen Automobile In 24 Hours

An image posted to Twitter of YouTuber Ludwig Ahgren standing in the bed of his 1997 Subaru Sambar.

Once you work laborious, you’re entitled to, within the immortal phrases of Parks and Rec, deal with yo self. That’s what YouTuber Ludwig “Ludwig” Ahgren did in August 2022 when he imported a 1997 Subaru Sambar from Japan for roughly $7,000. It was his “dream car,” as he put it. Just a few days in the past the prized mini truck was briefly stolen, however with the assistance of his eagle-eyed viewers, Ludwig received it again. You like to see it.

Ludwig was as soon as a giant title on Twitch, having began streaming in Might 2018 and shortly changing into a rising star on the Amazon-owned platform. He even held the world file for having essentially the most energetic Twitch subscribers in April 2021, which was solely lately surpassed by Kai Cenat after that streamer’s month-long subathon. Ludwig’s Twitch profession didn’t final lengthy, although, as he switched to solely streaming on YouTube in November 2021, the place he now operates two channels with thousands and thousands of subscribers every, alongside a podcast and an esports group. Briefly, Ludwig is doing very nicely for himself, which explains why he would use the bag he collects to purchase himself one thing he’d lengthy dreamed of.

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Stolen at nighttime

Sadly, that dream was briefly crushed this previous week when Ludwig found that his Subaru Sambar had been stolen. A tiny truck seen in anime like The Eden of Grisaia and, my private fave, Preliminary D, the Subaru Sambar is a an old-school automobile marketed within the ‘80s and ‘90s as a supply automotive that’s, after over 25 years, nonetheless in manufacturing by Japanese vehicle maker Daihatsu. Its steering wheel is on the best facet, it drives clean, and it seems to be rattling cute as well. It will not be luxurious, but it surely’s definitely received model. Ludwig lately left the truck in a warehouse to climate the current storms that’ve battered Los Angeles. Sadly, on February 28 the warehouse misplaced energy, rendering the gate safety inoperable, and somebody jacked the automotive prefer it was nothing.

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Its disappearance turned out to be short-lived, although, after Ludwig requested viewers to maintain an eye fixed out for the little truck. A number of of us in his subreddit made copious posts in search of data or appointing themselves as a degree of contact if anybody knew something. There have been jokes, memes, useful followers, and movies of the place the Sambar may very well be. In the end, due to a member of Ludwig’s The Yard podcast, Tremendous Smash Bros. Melee participant Anthony “Slime” Bruno (whose Twitter name is “billy gibbons”), and the followers aiding within the search and rescue, the Subaru Sambar was discovered on the streets of Los Angeles on March 1. The bizarre half? Some random dude was chilling within the driver seat when Slime opened the door. The dude appeared baffled by the confrontation.

“Hey, bro, we gotta take it again,” somebody might be heard saying.

“Take what again,” the dude within the Sambar requested.

“The automotive,” somebody stated.

“What do you imply,” the dude requested once more earlier than exhibiting what gave the impression to be a key to the Sambar. It was a really unusual interplay.

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The wrongdoer received away…for now

In a March 1 YouTube video, Ludwig introduced that not solely was the truck again in his possession, however the jerk who took his Subaru Sambar allegedly discovered a spare key that Ludwig didn’t even know existed. In keeping with Ludwig, the random dude claimed to haven’t been liable for the theft. As an alternative, he was owed cash by the larcenist who tried to make use of the Sambar to repay their debt. Bizarre. Weirder nonetheless, the dude requested for $10,000 at hand over the automotive, solely to peel off after Ludwig’s crew referred to as the cops to deal with the state of affairs. It was later discovered parked at a Jin’s Therapeutic massage in LA by Redditor sufferPNG.

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“The police saved the day,” Ludwig stated. “The second they present, the man who was, I believe within the therapeutic massage parlor who was, like, packing up the [Sambar getting] prepared to depart proper in the intervening time the cops come up, simply runs down the road. He Scooby-Doos the hell out of there.”

Kotaku reached out to Ludwig and Slime for remark.

It was solely due to Redditors scouring LA that Ludwig was capable of get well his dream truck. Typically, Reddit can be utilized for good. Think about that.

Correction, 03/02/23, 6:40 p.m. ET: This story was corrected to replicate that “billy gibbons” is Tremendous Smash Bros. Melee participant Anthony “Slime” Bruno.