106-year-old American returned Cadillac Eldorado stolen from himJanuary 23, 2020
The car was anonymously returned to the police station
A 106-year-old resident of Sacramento, California, returned the 1956-stolen Cadillac Eldorado. The hijackers anonymously returned the car to the police station a few days later.
Curly Banfill participated in the Second World War, and after returning home he began working as a stuntman, starring in many Hollywood films of that time. During work, he met with the movie icon of the 40s Rita Hayworth, who, after filming in the love melodrama “Guild” of 1946, became the most popular Hollywood actress.
After her death in 1987, Rita Hayworth left a close friend, who became Banfill, her Cadillac Eldorado, painted in Bermuda Blue. In addition to the unique past, this car had another distinguishing feature – the name Hayworth was engraved on the doors, trunk lid and engine compartment.
Recently, the car most of the time was in the garage, and the owner left the keys in the car. His friend, who came to visit Banfill, noticed the loss. It turned out that the veteran’s house in Sacramento was hacked on January 17 this year, and, among other things, a rare car was stolen. The hijacking was immediately reported to the police, and a reward of 7 thousand dollars was announced for any information on the whereabouts of the Cadillac.
Typically, such stories end in unsuccessful searches for the car, but this time the car was driven to the police station only a few days after the theft, on January 21. No visible damage was found, also the hijackers did not take anything from the cabin. Since Cadillac was returned anonymously, the police were unable to identify the perpetrators and arrest them, however, the owner only needed an expensive gift back to him.
🚨🚨Update 🚨🚨🚨; the car has been safely located and is in SPD possession!! There is no one in custody at this time but this investigation is still active and ongoing. And a huge thank you for all the shares that helped to get the car back!! https://t.co/Z9A9Fpciyp— Sacramento Police (@SacPolice) January 21, 2020
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