Hard work by investigators and social media persistence help track down a Bellevue man's vintage car, but now it doesn't look the same.
On the morning of August 4, Quint Mick says he was ready to take his 1973 Plymouth Barracuda out of his Bellevue shop to a car show when he saw it had been stolen.
"It's me and my dad's car, and it just meant the world to us you know," Mick explained. "That's the reason I didn't give up on finding the car because I know what it meant to him."
He and his daughter put photos of the vehicle on Facebook for people to be on the lookout. Mick says it was spotted in Council Bluffs, Fremont, and Lincoln. On August 14 authorities arrest Daniel Gregory, 40, of Fremont who was in possession of the Barracuda. The Bellevue Police Department and Dodge Co. Sheriff's Office worked together on the case.
Gregory recently had worked for Mick before being let go.
He is booked on 9 felonies including possession of stolen property, drugs, and being a felon in possession of a weapon. Gregory has been to prison 3 times.
The vehicle was found on Gregory's property in Fremont and more than 14 pieces of the Barracuda's body had been taken off the vehicle. Investigators were able to seize all of them except the tires and keys.
Mick says he doesn't care what condition the car is in, he will have it restored.