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Old Posted Jan 20, 2008, 6:49 AM
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I thought this was kinda amusing..

Newspaper pulls ad
JAN 18 2008 02:30 PM

Winnipeg police are responding to a controversial ad from a major car company that appears in today's edition of a local newspaper.

A full-page ad from Ford Canada in the Winnipeg Free Press prominently features the slogan, quote, "Drive it Like You Stole It."

A second slogan underneath reads, quote, "Built for Life in Manitoba."

Constable Jeff Norman says police don't believe there was any intention by Ford to imply that auto theft and dangerous driving are acceptable, but say the ad could be interpreted that way.

While police have said numbers were down last year, Winnipeg had the highest rate of auto theft of all major Canadian cities according to the most recent Statistics Canada data.

The newspaper now says Ford Canada has pulled the ad.

CJOB's Colleen Bready reporting.
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