BLOOMFIELD HILLS (WWJ) – A Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient has a sour taste in his mouth about the Woodward Dream Cruise after his classic car, along with a pickup truck and trailer were stolen Saturday night. He was just one of three classic car owners who fell victim to thieves.
“It’s very disheartening that people in the United States – would ever do something like this to somebody’s property — they’ve got to be low-life people. I mean really low-life,” says Jerry Anderson.READ MORE: 2 Dead, 9 Hurt In Separate Weekend Shootings In Detroit
Anderson brought his 1966 Chevy Chevelle up from North Carolina last week. After the cruise, the car, trailer and Silverado hauling the trailer were all stolen from a hotel parking lot along Woodward south of Long Lake in Bloomfield Hills.
“I can’t believe that someone had the gumption to steal everything like that and now going through my mind — what’s happening to the car? I think it’s a car that you don’t chop or sell the parts out of it — there is all new — brand new engine, brand new transmission, brand new everything, that it’s worth more together,” he says.
The Silverado is a black four door with a North Carolina Vietnam, Purple Heart License Plate. The Chevelle is a two door sedan with tan interior.
The trailer is also black.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: The Political Road Ahead
“Will I ever get it back? And if I do what shape would it be in? It just makes you sick to your stomach,” Anderson says.
Unfortunately, that was not the only theft during the Woodward Dream Cruise; two other classic car owners had their rides lifted.
A red 1966 Corvette was stolen from the Park Street parking structure in Birmingham early Saturday afternoon. The license plate reads “ITSMY66.”
Also, a gold 1972 Chevy Camaro that belonged to the founder of the Papa John’s Pizza chain was stolen. That car’s been used in numerous Papa John’s promotions and ads.MORE NEWS: 'My Name Is Sara' Film On Holocaust Survivor Premieres In Metro Detroit
If you have any information about this stolen car and/or truck — you are asked to contact Bloomfield Hills police at (248) 644-4200.