Thursday, May 24, 2018
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The skinny: Stolen '57 Chevy in good shape after 30 years

Long-awaited return

Stolen '57 Chevy in good shape after 30 years

Three decades after it was stolen, a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air has been returned to a Northern California man — in better shape than when he originally owned it. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports Ian "Skip" Wilson was shocked to get a call from the California Highway Patrol informing him that his long-lost Chevy was taken off an Australia-bound cargo ship. The 65-year-old says the car has had a lot of work done on it since it disappeared from his Lake County home in 1984. It was returned with a monogrammed interior, 17-inch racing wheels, rack-and-pinion steering and a 350-horsepower V-8 engine. The retired mechanic says the two-door was in sorry shape when he bought it for $375 in 1975 with plans for fixing it up.

Worth every penny?

Stolen bananas to bring costly trial

A court's decision to hold three men for trial for the attempted theft of two bananas is drawing surprise and ridicule from lawyers in Nicaragua. The bananas stolen are valued at 32 cents. The trial is expected to cost at least $600. Prosecutors said in preliminary proceedings Thursday the three men tried to steal the bananas from a fruit vendor in December. They ran with the fruit but were caught. Two are being held at a local jail, and a third is under a form of house arrest. The trial is set for April 23. Lawyer Ivan Morales isn't defending any of the men, but says the decision to prosecute is inexplicable. "It is ridiculous to hold a trial that costs a lot of money, over two bananas," he said.

Marijuana mishap

Weed left in pants donated to charity

An act of charity may end badly for one donor to a Pennsylvania Salvation Army outlet. Sugarcreek Borough police say they were called when workers found a large plastic bag of marijuana among some donated clothes. Police Chief Matt Carlson tells the (Oil City) Derrick he suspects the owner of the drugs has noticed them missing by now, if only because the bag contained a "substantial quantity" of pot. Police were working with store employees to determine who donated the clothes and when. Police say the drugs were found earlier this week. The chief says this isn't the first time officers have investigated an unusual item among donated clothing saying, "we've had guns … cash … rings, and now marijuana."

Careless criminal

Police: Teen drops wallet in burglary

Authorities say a teenager who burglarized a Dallas police officer's apartment last week, taking his service weapon and ammunition, was apprehended after he lost his wallet as he fled. Police reports say two witnesses chased 18-year-old Adrian Jimmerson when he was seen carrying a pillowcase full of items. The suspect dropped the pillowcase as he jumped a fence, but his pants ripped and his wallet fell to the ground. A school identification card also was found. Jimmerson was arrested the next day.

Compiled from wire services and other sources.

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