I remember hearing a news story on the radio about someone who had his car stolen in Portland and he found out the thief had been caught six different times for car theft. (Who knows how many cars he actuallly stole 10, 20, 50?) The female mayor vowed that car thieves would be found, prosecuted and some may go to jail.
So they weren't even giving out mandatory jail sentences for all car thefts???
Heck, they used to hang horse thieves in the Wild West.
I would have thought at least six months in jail (for the theft of an old car, and more time for a more expensive car).