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Stolen Ford Thunderbird found 31 years later

Original post made on Jun 21, 2007

A 1956 Ford Thunderbird stolen from its Palo Alto owner in 1976 has surfaced 31 years later in Southern California when a woman bought it over eBay from a man in Ohio who shipped it to her.


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Comments

Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 21, 2007 at 10:48 am

The wonders of our modern Palo Alto crime squad, tracing stolen property after 31 years.


Posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of Midtown
on Jun 21, 2007 at 12:44 pm

I guess there's hope for my son's Impalla


Posted by Vitorio, a resident of Palo Alto Hills
on Jun 21, 2007 at 1:11 pm

Did they arrest the man who sold her the car on e-bay? It's crime, where did he get if from? Have they traced the crime? Sooner or later everyone pays.... I had a 94 Sentra when I was in High School... It was stolen 3 months after I bought it... So I guess that in 18 years or so they will find my car... I don't want it anymore.... I just want the jerk to go to Jail... That would make me happy....


Posted by prankster, a resident of Evergreen Park
on Jun 21, 2007 at 5:15 pm

Come on guys - we all know the orignal "theft" was just some moronic high school prank from a 1976 graduating senior.

Now that school officials are cracking down with zero tolerance for this type of behavior, they have enlisted the police to retroactively identify past perpetrators. If caught, this particular prankster will be facing a misdemeanor charge since the car probably wasn't worth $400 back then (unlike the current value of a couple of rotted wooden deck boards).

By the way, wasn't me... I graduated '82