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Indiana man lets buyer keep his stolen car

Published On: Apr 18 2014 10:13:53 AM CDT
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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.

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