Madison
64° F
Clear
Clear
Advertisement

Indiana man lets buyer keep his stolen car

Published On: Apr 18 2014 10:13:53 AM CDT
closeup of red sports car

iStock

An Indiana man's car was recently stolen. But after he learned where it ended up, he didn't want it back.

Derk West told Evansville TV station WFIE his 1993 Chrysler New Yorker had been sitting at his grandfather's home in Boonville for about a year until it was stolen three weeks ago.

According to police, the thief sold the vehicle to a 72-year-old man for $300.

But, thinking the deal was too good to be true, the man looked up the vehicle's rightful owner and gave West a call.

West told WFIE he felt the 72-year-old man needed the car more than him, so he let him keep it.

"Seventy-two years old and fixed income and stuff like that," West said. "He was out $300 and he was just really upset. I just drove the car for several years as a work car. By the time it was over, we worked it out, and I just wound up giving him the car."

Donald Grisby, the man accused of stealing and selling the car, now faces felony charges.

Advertisement
  • Buddy Check 3

    Learn more about Buddy Check and sign up to get a reminder to perform a self-exam and remind your friends to do the same.

  • Cruiser

    Cruiser

    Your pet photos

    Email us a picture of you and your pet and we'll use it in out Pet Walk segment which airs every weekday morning at 6:40. Include your name, your pet's name and where you're from. Email to petwalk@wisctv.com.

  • Time for Kids - Explore the Outdoors

    Dean Clinic and WISC-TV3 are focusing on a year-long campaign to get kids off their electronics and into the outdoors.

Advertisement