Some people, it seems, will steal anything; even a 1973 Plymouth Fury subjected to a six-hour charity bashing for 25 cents a pop during last weekend's Peach Days celebration.
After raising $42 for a domestic violence task force, the car looked like it had been driven through a war last Saturday. The roof still existed, although holes, dents, scrapes, contusions and lacerations had been applied to about every square inch of the car's body.Then, somebody stole it anyway.
"They couldn't have figured the engine was any good, the way the car looked," said Beth Jeppsen of Jeppsen's Auto Spa, the shop that donated the car. "So they must have wanted the tires, which were in excellent shape."
Jeppsen's notified police when the crumpled car turned up missing from a lot at the auto shop Tuesday morning.
The engine and transmission were in good shape, which was the reason Jeppsen's bought the car, she said.
"We thought there'd be no problem letting people beat up the body for a good cause," he said.