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KITT Car Theft Revealed as Publicity Stunt

A car theft at a promotional event for the television series Knight Rider last Friday was a publicity stunt, according to a press release issued today. The staged theft of the KITT car—appropriately dubbed “KITTnapping” by the show's network, E!—was caught on video and posted on YouTube, causing a flurry of online speculation. (We got in on it, too.)

The stunt kicked off a contest on E! in which people can post their photos and videos of the car's whereabouts in the city and win prizes such as GPS units.