Recovered - Stolen Flintstones Car Found at Apple Hill Ranch
The replica Flintstones mobile that was stolen last month from World’s Best Comics in Sacramento has been recovered and returned, the Sheriff’s Department said Monday.
Dave Downey, the owner of the shop, had offered a six-pack of Cactus Cooler as a reward after the car was stolen around Dec. 14.
With the help of surveillance video from a nearby bowling alley, Sheriff’s detectives tracked down the alleged thieves – a trio of high schoolers. The car was found at a ranch in Apple Hill, deputies said.
Downey won’t be pressing charges. Instead, deputies say the three teens will be helping Downey out at his shop.
The car was donated to the shop by a customer.
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Friday evening, a 200 lbs. replica of Fred Flintstone’s car was stolen from the World’s Best Comics along Watt Avenue.
A cry for help went out over social media.
Many pointed to a similar car as part of a Christmas display in Folsom. But as it turned out, Mark Runyan made his car.
“I made it for our Halloween and Christmas displays,” explained Runyan. “We’ve had quite a bit of fun with it.”
The best lead so far though came also from Folsom. Someone snapped several photo’s of the car in a pickup truck bed Friday night about 10:30pm.
“Back of a pickup truck,” said Dave Downey owner of the Comic store. “Although I though it was going to be hidden or something like that..that’s what I figured. Maybe a big van they would have shoved it into or put a tarp over it..but no, they just willy-nilly drove down the road with it.”
Unfortunately, the license plate is hidden in the photo’s, and so far surveillance video has not yielded any more clues. But it’s only a matter of time.
“It’ll show up,” said Runyan. “It will show up.
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