Savannah official's car stolen; mayor spots it

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 12:35 PM
Last updated 7:32 PM
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SAVANNAH, Ga. -- It’s not every day a Savannah city councilwoman’s car gets stolen.

Rarer still that the mayor can help police with the time of the theft and a hint about suspects.

Councilwoman Mary Osborne reported her 2000 black over silver Lincoln Town Car Cartier stolen last Wednesday from in front of her Baldwin Park home. She wasn’t sure when it was stolen.

Until she called Mayor Edna Jackson.

Jackson, by coincidence, had seen the car earlier that morning and waved, thinking it was Osborne, then realized Osborne wasn’t driving. Jackson didn’t recognize the man driving or the passenger.

The car is distinctive because it has a crack in the windshield that extends around the steering wheel, a missing right front hub cap, a Lincoln “Signature” front license plate and a “city of Savannah” parking sticker on the windshield.

Osborne told police she thought the car was locked, but also said one set of keys was stored in an arm rest glove box. The officer could not find any broken glass in the street that would indicate forced entry, according to the police report.

Osborne made a public plea near the end of last week’s city council meeting: “I want my car back, please.”

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OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 12/16/12 - 03:31 pm
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No doubts here

"one set of keys was stored in an arm rest glove box."

Think about it ..... 2 thoughts will jump out at you.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 12/16/12 - 04:40 pm
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I'd send them a thank you

I'd send them a thank you note.

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 12/16/12 - 09:04 pm
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Yep...

That is my 1st thought...

Any one venture to guess the 2nd one?

Tullie
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Tullie 12/17/12 - 05:29 am
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Classy

The car is distinctive because it has a crack in the windshield that extends around the steering wheel, a missing right front hub cap, a Lincoln “Signature” front license plate and a “city of Savannah” parking sticker on the windshield

Dang...why haven't they gotten that windshield fixed? Hubcap missing, and this is an official car? Sounds like that car is slowly getting trashed.

And everyone leaves the other key stored in the car....

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 12/17/12 - 09:23 am
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Baldwin Park

I guess Baldwin Park is one of those neighborhoods where you can leave the doors to your house unlocked, the windows open, cars unlocked (with the spare keys inside them), etc.

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