Savannah official's car stolen; mayor spots it

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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