The break in that case came during a winter ice storm, Wenthold said. A man who was staying at his business because his power was out at home saw suspicious activity near a parking lot at night.
"He watches them, and they park the Suburban at a stop sign and let a bunch of kids out,” Wenthold said. "And as he watches, they ram the U-Haul into the Suburban. They look at the damage and decide it wasn’t enough, then they ram it again.”
The bureau has videos on its website, www.nicb.org, showing common types of crashes.
Oklahoma City police Master Sgt. Gary Knight said officers typically can make a report on any crash, even if injury isn’t involved. Knight and Wenthold said having police investigate can discourage fraudsters and hamper their ability to make false claims.