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Stolen Vehicles Found in Central America

Former Houston Oilers football player Alonzo Highsmith has wondered for almost a decade what happened to his fully-loaded Ford F-250 truck after it was stolen from a Houston restaurant parking lot in 1995. Turns out it ended up a lot farther away than he ever imagined: It’s in Guatemala. Houston police found the Ford, along with more than 3,200 stolen vehicles — most from Texas, California and Florida — by tracing vehicle identification numbers through a Guatemalan database. “I was hoping that it would be found, but as the weeks and months went by I thought, ‘Well, that is the end of this truck.’ I was like a grieving parent,” said Highsmith, who had financed the $30,000 truck just weeks before it was stolen. Full Story

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