EVANSVILLE, Ind. — It sounds like a mission from the video game Grand Theft Auto, but it actually happened in Evansville: a crafty car thief stole a Ford Mustang right off of a showroom floor.
The thief broke into Town and Country Ford late Tuesday or early Wednesday, hopped behind the wheel of a green Ford Mustang Bullitt, and drove it right out two of the dealership’s glass doors.
The theft was discovered Wednesday morning by the cleaning lady, Town and Country general manager Larry Oldham told WFIE-TV.
“She noticed that these two doors, the large doors that we drive cars in and out of had been broken, and there was glass everywhere throughout half of the showroom,” Oldham said.
Police found the car at an apartment complex nearby, but are still looking for the driver.
Complicating the search is the fact that police know nothing about the thief. Security cameras installed in the showroom failed to grab a single picture of the person, Oldham told WFIE.
“Our DVR was not working and it’s been repaired now, but we don’t have video,” Oldham said. “They are checking some other local businesses videos to see if they got anything.”
The dealership plans to repair the damaged Mustang and sell it at a reduced price.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Evansville Police Department.
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