One man’s dream car, a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible, was stolen from his backyard early Wednesday morning.
David Fantz said his wife told him their car was missing when she was about to take it to work that morning.
“I come walking out here with her and it’s gone,” said Fantz.
It was supposed to be under their carport. But, Fantz said when it wasn’t his heart sank. So, he immediately filed a police report to get his car back.
Sgt. Jim Munro with Clovis Police said the person or persons who stole the classic car snuck onto their property then made off with the classic wheels.
“The suspect actually made entry onto his property the key was actually left in the car overnight and so the keys are with the car,” said Munro.
Clovis Police posted the stolen car on Facebook and it’s been shared hundreds of times.
“Cars like this are not stolen on a regular basis here in Clovis,” said Munro. “So, it makes one think that maybe they possibly knew that it was there or new the value of the car.”
Now, Fantz is sitting at home waiting for the call that his precious piece of automotive history has been located. Fantz said he is praying someone will spot and return his classic car soon.
“It has a lot of memories all ready even though we have had it a short time.”
Again the car is a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible. It is teal/white in color. With a California license plate that reads 7PMJ140.
If you have information about the whereabouts of this stolen vehicle, call Clovis PD at 559-324-2800 or your local law enforcement agency.