PASADENA Paul Flynn says nobody he knew would mess with his “Caddy.”
However, when he came out to his driveway on Pine Hill Sunday morning to get in his 2005 Cadillac and it wasn’t there, he had to try his friends and family first.
“I didn’t know if a friend or family member had taken it or something, so I didn’t want to call the police right away,” Flynn said. “They wouldn’t have taken my vehicle under any circumstances, but I wanted to check first. It just seemed too funny for it to be something to happen here in Pasadena.”
The realization soon set in. He knew nobody would even play such a practical joke on him. He texted his friends and posted a message on Facebook, alerting them that somebody had stolen his car. Soon after, a female contacted him with information on its possible whereabouts.
He then contacted the police.
According to the Deer Lake RCMP, the reportedly stolen vehicle was recovered in St. George’s. An 18-year-old male was arrested and charged with possession of stolen property. He was held in custody for a court appearance in provincial court in Stephenville Monday.
Flynn, who said he heard the car was destroyed, had started thinking about the possibility he would not get the car back at all. So, when he saw all the scratches and that it did not drive the same smooth way it did before, he said he could not get too upset or angry.
“I’m best kind I got her back,” he said. “I don’t usually get upset or pissed off. Stuff happens in life. The kid’s getting charged and I’m pretty sure insurance will look after my vehicle.”
Flynn said he had the keys to the vehicle left on a counter in his garage, and didn’t think anybody would be so bold as to attempt to steal a car in the small town anyway. If anything, he said, he learned anything is possible.