The most stolen vehicle in Oklahoma last year was a 1994 full-sized Chevrolet pickup, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau.
Second, third and fourth places went to full-size pickups from Ford, Dodge and GMC, respectively.
Nowhere on the list is a classic 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air, but thats exactly what was taken from Discovery Channels Street Outlaws star James The Reaper Goad overnight Nov. 9 or 10 from the 8600 block of S. Interstate 35 Service Road, according to Oklahoma City Police Departments Facebook page.
The distinctive copper and black car is reportedly worth $175,000, but Goad told KFOR.com that he wasnt interested in the money as much as getting back a classic automobile he spent 2,000 hours building and customizing.
Also taken were three all-terrain vehicles, a motorcycle and 16 vehicle rims and tires, police said.
Wouldnt a classic car driven by a reality TV star be easy to spot? It turns out the thieves thought so, because Goad reported live on Facebook Nov. 11 that the car was back in his possession.
I got my car back, he told his followers. I received a private message earlier today that said the car was going to be put out on the street and I could come get it.
He thanked the people on the social media site and police for sharing the theft and helping him retrieve the Chevrolet. A few days later, he shared pictures of it with an update on its condition.
Back home safe and sound [with] three pretty good gouges in the paint and the corner of the hood bent, but very minor compared to what it could have been, Goad wrote.
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