Stolen Car Returned After 36 Years

Published 8 years ago by: sunny jacob
[1] 2
at 03:44 PM, 14/05/2011 (8 years ago)

(1021 | Gistmaniac) (m)

A phone call from the police to say they've recovered your stolen car is usually good news - but imagine if that call comes 36 years after you reported it missing.

That's exactly what happened to Janice Maffucci from New Jersey, USA. Her 1969 Chevrolet Camaro muscle car was stolen in July 1975 from outside the post office where her father worked.

After 36 years she naturally assumed that it was gone for good. Amazingly, it was recovered after it was recently bought online by an eagle-eyed classic car enthusiast.

Keith Williams bought the Camaro SS from eBay and discovered that certain things didn't quite add up when it arrived.

Convinced that the Chevy was a fake, Keith contacted California police, who investigated and tracked the car back to a 1975 stolen vehicle report.

They contacted the registered owner at the time, Ms Maffucci, and told her they'd found her car. She hung up, thinking it was a joke, but when the local police paid her a visit, she was convinced, and arranged to have the car delivered.

Since the theft, the Camaro's original six-cylinder engine had been swapped for a more powerful V8.

Mr Williams was able to recoup his investment in the car through buyer's insurance, and Ms Maffucci has been reunited with a car that is now worth significantly more than it was when stolen.

The original thief is yet to be found, but police continue to investigate.

Source: http://uk.cars.yahoo.com/13052011/36/stolen-car-returned-36-years-0.html

I think this deserves an award of joke of the century but it's for real sha.

Problem with this article? Please contact us


soljurn16 at 06:01 PM, 14/05/2011 (8 years ago)
(408 | Upcoming) (m)

I believe they deserve a round of applause for just that singular act...., kudos cops,keep it up!
Reply
kebella at 07:19 PM, 14/05/2011 (8 years ago)
(43578 | Addicted Hero) (f)

great job!!

Reply
Larrykingomoj at 07:25 PM, 14/05/2011 (8 years ago)
(1690 | Gistmaniac) (m)

This is wonderful and unbelivable.
Reply
ajanni at 10:14 PM, 14/05/2011 (8 years ago)
(95401 | Grande Master) (m)

alright
Reply
harold634 at 10:27 PM, 14/05/2011 (8 years ago)
(2366 | Gistmaniac) (m)

Quote from: kebella on 07:19 PM, 14/05/2011
great job!!

Great indeed
Reply
kinsdon at 05:26 PM, 16/05/2011 (8 years ago)
(192 | Upcoming) (m)

kudosssssssss
Reply
MissyBarbie at 05:30 PM, 16/05/2011 (8 years ago)
(14864 | Hero) (f)

After 36 years?  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy den try
Reply
ajanni at 05:37 PM, 16/05/2011 (8 years ago)
(95401 | Grande Master) (m)

yeah , because dem dey keep records well
Reply
Omilim at 10:08 PM, 16/05/2011 (8 years ago)
(2267 | Gistmaniac) (f)

36 what  Shocked Shocked
thats like forever.. good recovery
Reply
estilizo at 10:13 PM, 16/05/2011 (8 years ago)
(3631 | Gistmaniac) (f)

thats a good one,that should be recorded.

Reply
deboalabi262 at 02:04 AM, 17/05/2011 (8 years ago)
(13100 | Hero) (m)

Noted...

Reply
Geematrix at 03:31 AM, 17/05/2011 (8 years ago)
(12507 | Hero) (m)

Correct people
Reply
adebarey at 03:20 PM, 17/05/2011 (8 years ago)
(41 | Newbie) (m)

Nigerian Police should take a cue from that.
Reply
Nonso85 at 03:27 PM, 17/05/2011 (8 years ago)
(473 | Upcoming) (m)

I hear.....
Reply
frayobkk at 03:43 PM, 17/05/2011 (8 years ago)
(5101 | Gistmaniac) (m)

this is wonderfull

Reply
appleofHiseye at 04:00 PM, 17/05/2011 (8 years ago)
(83 | Newbie) (f)

im still laughing,quite  ::)amazing
Reply
solid_solid at 04:18 PM, 17/05/2011 (8 years ago)
(5820 | Gistmaniac) (m)

nice job
Reply
moniconyez at 07:27 PM, 17/05/2011 (8 years ago)
(15325 | Hero) (m)

HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
Reply
ajanni at 09:18 PM, 17/05/2011 (8 years ago)
(95401 | Grande Master) (m)

very useless boy
Reply
[1] 2

LATEST COMMENTS

  1. victorstic1 on: As An Actress, If A Director Isn’t Asking You For S3x, Then Something Is Wrong With You – Vicky
    You are just a willing slave idiat... 3 mins ago
  2. fineboy77 on: Photos: One Year Old Baby, Michael Duniya Attacked By Dog In Abuja Survives
    That dog needs to be killed again... 28 mins ago
  3. fineboy77 on: Cardi B and Husband Offset Spend Time Together At The Sea
    [quote author=kaposky link=topic=403466.msg5578379#msg5578379 date=1571122280]ENJOY, NA UNA TIME[/qu... 29 mins ago
  4. Brave5500 on: NYSC Corps Member, Samuel Orie AKA SCOTT GIBB Arrested For $150 Credit Card Fraud
    See country ... 33 mins ago
  5. maxzy277 on: Journalist ‘Fisayo Soyombo Goes Undercover To Expose Bribery & Corruption In This Lagos Police
    Nigerian Police are the real Criminals, they have their boys out there racking for them  ;D, no... 1 hr ago