|Reconstructed Stolen Car (1921)|
A post-World War I issue of Popular Science (January 1921, p. 36) reported the use of camouflage among car thieves:
"'Stolen—a seven-passenger touring car,' is not an uncommon message at Police Headquarters. When the police get a report like this, they watch out, naturally, for a large touring car. But the thieves may have changed its shape in the meantime.