A Texas man’s past is coming back to haunt him nearly half a century later.
Michael Hunt, 61, of Kingsbury, Texas has had an outstanding arrest warrant hanging over his head for decades after he allegedly stole a 1968 Corvette in 1974 when he was 16 years old.
Details are unclear on why the case suddenly came to the forefront 45 years later, but Hunt turned himself in at St. Lawrence County Court on Monday morning, surrendering on the felony charge of second-degree grand larceny.
During an arraignment hearing that day, Hunt pleaded not guilty to a lesser felony charge of third-degree grand larceny. He was released on his own recognizance by County Court Judge Jerome J. Richards, who instructed prosecutors to try and get input from the victim “if she is still alive.”
The 1968 Corvette was stolen from a Potsdam, Texas woman on Sept. 20, 1974, and Hunt was indicted for the theft on Nov. 7, 1975 and had been wanted by authorities ever since.
No word on the whereabouts of the Corvette now.
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