Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Panama City...or not...
It is real easy to get a title for a stolen car if you are not worried about it becoming legal, just selling it to the unsuspecting person. I ended up buying a CJ-5 Jeep that after owning it for three weeks, titling it the day I bought it, and being stopped for a warning about speeding, was told it was stolen. The local law told me I had 15 min. to remove anything I had reciepts for, and they towed it from where I worked. I was told that if it was not for the fact of the shocked look on my face when he informed me it was stolen, I would have been in jail for grand theft. I did get the Jeep back in my possession within 24 hours with a lot of work. The real owner did not want it back. Now, how the woman(thief) got a title was a speciality of hers and I bought it from a legitimate dealer in Tucson whobought it from her with a clean Az. title.
Point is, get it looked into without putting your name to it and remove all items once you know for sure it is stolen. Go to the person you bought it from and ask for your money back or turn him in for selling stolen items. Also, no matter how good of a friend you officer buddy is, he must uphold the law of face possible problems himself.
Good luck and do not sit on this. Resolve it!
'07 GT Vert (The family car)
'66 Coupe (For fun)
Previously owned: Blue '66 Coupe, Red '66 Coupe, red '68 Coupe, Black '87 GT HO, Red '00 GT Vert