'87 Buick thief strikes at dealership, again at impound lot

 Police say thieves stole a car from a shop, then again at the impound lot.

If you hang around classic cars long enough, you start to hear one word over and over: passion. A contagious passion is what led Jeremy Thomas to open a specialty car dealership in Mankato, Minn., and his love for classic cars makes surveillance video of his '87 Buick Grand National driving off into the night quite sad.

In just a few minutes, the car thieves caused more than $30,000 dollars in damage and escaped with two classics, but within days, one car was recovered. Not long after, Minneapolis police found the second. Then, it happened again.

Police said the car thieves came back, broke into the Minneapolis police impound lot and took the Buick a second time.

"I was in such shock, I laughed. What else can you do at that point?" Thomas said.

Officers stayed on the case and began receiving tips from car lovers who couldn't believe what they were hearing. Pure outrage from Mankato to Minneapolis led to dozens of tips, and just days later the alleged ring leader, 35-year-old Calvin Green was arrested.

Aside from a few dings and dents, Thomas' Buick is no worse for wear, and now, it has a story that comes standard.


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