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STOLEN '65 BEETLE
Bug Mystery: Police don't know where to find man whose car was stolen in '74; found in Detroit
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, February 21, 2014 8:14 PM EST
Police in Tennessee cannot find the man whose Volkswagen Beetle was recently discovered in Detroit, 40 years after it was stolen.
Knoxville, Tenn., police spokesman Darrell DeBusk says a man named Joseph McDonald reported it stolen in 1974. He says a phone number left by McDonald no longer works.
DeBusk says McDonald may have been a college student in Knoxville at the time. The car now is white but was red in 1974.
Federal border agents in Detroit who checked the paperwork discovered that the 1965 Beetle was reported stolen. The last owner, a Michigan resident, didn't know that history. The vehicle was being sent overseas to be restored.