Some people say locks just keep honest people out.
The 73-year-old owner of a red 1962 Corvette convertible wouldn’t argue with that.
Kenneth Jelley’s classic ‘Vette was locked, covered with a tarp, and parked outside in its parking space in the 9600 block of Bonaventure Drive SE, Calgary, Canada.
That is, until someone snipped the padlock and left it behind – but took the Corvette with them sometime between 7 p.m. on July 12 and 5 p.m. the next day.
Now police are hoping someone out there might be able to help them solve this crime.
We know the owner is heartbroken after owning the Corvette for more than 40 years. It had just 54,000 miles on the odometer.
“We’re in mourning … for Betsy. She was a kind ol’ girl. She gave us a lot of fun,” said Jelley.
So if you should happen to spot a 1962 red-on-red Corvette with a black convertible top, with no license plates, or noticed any suspicious activity in that area, you’re asked to call police at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637.
At least one Corvette specialist, though, believes the car is likely long gone.
“It’s most likely in an enclosed trailer or container off to be shipped somewhere,” said Lawrence Block of Western Corvette in Calgary.
Good news! Betsy has been found. Click here to read the update.
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