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Old 03-20-2008, 09:40 PM
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38 Years Later, Stolen Ford Mustang Recovered



The last time Eugene Brakke drove his honey-gold 1965 Ford Mustang, he was young and single and the throaty little sports car "certainly didn't hurt" with the ladies. He parked at work that day in May 1970, at the Lockheed plant in Burbank, and when he came out later it was gone.


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Old 03-20-2008, 11:31 PM
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And in the mean time Eugene became Eugena?

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Old 03-21-2008, 02:29 AM
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The story has the details, along with the interesting history of the original paint.
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And in the mean time Eugene became Eugena?

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that what i thought too,until i see it says he is 80 years old.
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Old 03-21-2008, 09:05 AM
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Old 03-21-2008, 09:09 AM
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And in the mean time Eugene became Eugena?

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Old 03-21-2008, 12:58 PM
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"By the 1990s, the car...in San Diego. A neighbor wanted to buy it. But he came back to her and said the vehicle identification number tag on the door was different from the one inside the engine compartment -- an indication that it may have been stolen.

She notified San Diego police, who looked into it and told her the car's history was clean, she said.

Smongesky...repairs. But the different tags bothered her. One tag identified the car as having been built in San Jose. The other said it was built in Dearborn, Mich. She didn't want to invest...was legally her car. She investigated on the Internet, and contacted the Department of Motor Vehicles and police again.

Police detectives called her back and said it had been stolen and that they had found the owner. Legally, it was his, if he wanted it, they said."


What is it with filing a complaint and getting the "It's no problem...don't worry about it..." answer when you have a legitimate question about something being stolen, or whatever?

From what I've heard, if you're on a Harley, in Sturgis, and the frame & engine tags don't match, you get a set of hardened-braclets and the hog gets a free ride to the "Impound" 'til stories match...or the paperwork is verified.

What's with the cars not getting investigated further, right away? Is it just sloppy police work the first time through? Is it the area where this is taking place?

GEEZE. If I was the Police Chief in that town, I'd have ALL the detectives taking their qualification tests over again, just to fan out the slackers...doesn't anyone see this as just being lazy and/or sloppy?

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Maybe the old man will leave it to her when he checks out. I hope he will at least pay her back for the money she spent.
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Old 03-22-2008, 10:32 AM
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Maybe the old man will leave it to her when he checks out. I hope he will at least pay her back for the money she spent.
No kidding... she's getting screwed over for doing the right thing.

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