You may recall the story of the man who reported that he’d loaned his BMW 740iL, a $60,000 car in its heyday, to a couple he’d never met before, while sitting inside the Hooters in Fairfax City, and told them to just drop it off the next day. And they didn’t do that. That was on June 9, though he did not report it to police until June 17.
Now the car has been found, Fairfax City police Sgt. Joe Johnson reports. It was in the parking lot of the Fair Lakes Promenade shopping center, which is the strip mall just off West Ox Road with the Barnes and Noble, Old Navy and the Macaroni Grill. A Fairfax County officer found the car on Tuesday afternoon, undamaged and unlocked. The keys were in the car, on the seat, Johnson said. And the engagement ring and laptop computer he claimed were inside? Also there, police said.
The owner got his 2000 model BMW, current Blue Book value $8,000, back Tuesday, Johnson said. “Hopefully, he learned a lesson,” Johnson added. “Hopefully he won’t be so generous with his vehicle in the future. But it wasn’t a false police report, and it wasn’t an insurance scam, so he’s good to go,” from the police perspective.
This post has been updated to reflect that the contents of the BMW, including an engagement ring, a laptop computer and clothing, were still in the car when it was found.