Imagine owning a classic Corvette for nearly 20 years.
That’s what happened to Kelly Robinson over the weekend, but clickondetroit.com is reporting this morning that a Local 4 viewer sent them a video showing a Corvette fitting the description of Kelly’s car with the same license plate being towed away by police early today.
The TV station is reporting that the car was apparently found on Detroit’s west side on Ward Avenue between Ellis and Joy Roads and is reaching out to Ferndale Police to confirm the story.
In the meantime, here’s what we do know for sure.
Kelly and her family were in Ferndale for the annual Dream Cruise when she parked the car behind Rosie O’Grady’s to shop and eat. When they returned less than two hours later, another car was in the same spot and her dark blue 1978 Corvette was missing.
Kelly had nicknamed the Corvette “Stella” after she saved up money to buy it while still living at home with her parents some 17 years ago.
“I bought it when I was 23 years old,” she said. “This is my 17th summer with it. I thought this was going to be something I’d have for the rest of my life and be able to pass down to my niece someday. I thought I was going to enjoy it for many more years to come.”
Now, though, she has to hope she’s one of the lucky victims who actually gets her stolen Corvette back.
The theft has definitely thrown a damper on the Dream Cruise for Robinson.
“It’s a big deal for us, every single year,” she said, “and this year my car got stolen and I’m devastated.”
Robinson is offering a reward and asks anyone who spots the car to call the Ferndale Police Department at 248-541-3650.
“I’m trembling right now,” she said. “I just want to find the car, that’s all I want right now, I just want my Stella back.”
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