by the way.. forgot to mention.. on how to prevent bounties when stealing cars..
if you steal a car while its occupied by a ped, just shoot them.. I have never gotten a bounty this way.. i guess it makes sense, if they are dead they cant call for a bounty on you.
nonetheless.. this does not prevent a bounty from being trigger if you steal an unoccupied/parked car.
as well in my experience only male peds will call a bounty on you, even if i stole a car and it was a female ped inside.. and did not shoot her, the females never call a bounty thus far..