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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Stolen Car Containing Willie McCovey Memorabilia Recovered in California

Please be a stretch limo, please be a stretch limo…bah!

When a man in Walnut Creek, California had his car stolen from the parking lot while he ran into a McDonald’s for coffee, he was obviously having a bad case of the Mondays. The man left his keys in the ignition when he went inside the restaurant. When he returned, his car was gone. However, the stolen Hyundai was not even the worst part for the owner.

In the back seat of the car were several balls and bats from former Giants Hall of Famer, Willie McCovey, as well as an autographed uniform patch. A security camera got a shot of the suspect taking the car and the pictures were quickly distributed through the police department’s Facebook page. Police received a call in Concord, California from someone who had seen the story about the theft and thought they had identified the stolen vehicle. From there, the Concord police were able to recover the car and some of the memorabilia. There were no specifics about the items that were still missing.

Repoz Posted: July 28, 2011 at 12:21 PM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: giants, history, memorabilia

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   1. SPICEY WITH A SIDE OF BEER ON A BABYYYYYYY Posted: July 28, 2011 at 02:50 PM (#3887497)
I have no idea why people leave their car running or the keys in the car when they're running in to a store, unless someone else is in the car. This is doubly stupid when you have all sorts of valuables in the car as well.

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