A Used Car Crime
RAY: This is from my Grand Theft Auto series. It was sent in by Curt Anderson.
"When I was a student in Santa Barbara California in the early 1970s, this story really happened.
"A car was stolen off the lot of a used-car dealer in Santa Barbara. The car was found by the police and eventually returned to the dealer. A few days later the exact same car was stolen again! Again the police found the car and it was eventually returned to the dealer a second time. This time the owner of the used-car dealership was arrested."
The question is, why? He was not involved in any manner in either of the thefts --either as the thief or an accomplice or anything of that nature -- but he clearly had committed some kind of a crime that he was arrested for. What was it?
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