Exciting morning around here. Sitting here in my office and I look out the window and I see a wrecker towing my van... well actually it's my brother-in-laws van down the road!! It's a work van, with a bucket/lift on it. I was sitting down beside my barn, just out of sight of the house.
I almost panicked. I jumped up and had to find my lost car keys and tried to chase the wrecker down. I have a neighbor that has a white wrecker and drives by the house all the time. I though it was his wrecker and but for the life I me I couldn't figure out why he was towing it and didn't talk to me. By the time I got out of the garage and on the road it was out of site so I called 911 and headed for his shop. When I got there, there sat his white wrecker but no van.
Police finally showed up and acted like they could care less honestly. Officer was convinced it was picked for a repo.Didn't really want to do anything. Well, I knew better, it's a old almost worn out van and there hasn't been a mortgage in years on it. Bucket arm was the only reason it was worth anything. Handier than a shirt pocket!
I called the Sheriffs department and they were much more helpful. At their recommendation we started calling wrecker companies. They explained if it repo'ed the agent was supposed to contact them immediately after picking it up. And there was no repo's today. I relayed a message to the BIL who works out of state most of the time. Well as fortune would have it, we found the wrecker company that picked it up. It appears someone living near me sold it as scrap, got the VIN number off of it and wrote a receipt claiming to be the Grandson of the owner.
BIL has been in contact with the buyer and he, the buyer is furious. He was going to police to file a report for the kid selling stolen property. And looks like the van will be returned shortly. I am amazed and a bit annoyed we had to do the Police work too. I am not a cop hater by any means but this annoys me big time.
I just looked at when I called 911 and it's been less than two hours. Made for an exciting morning!