Truck Returned

A pickup stolen in 1972 in Los Angeles was returned to its rightful owner this week. Harold Voelker’s 1956 Ford F-100 had been sent to a couple living in Modesto, Calif., by family members in Texas. When the couple tried to register the vehicle, the California Highway Patrol noticed a discrepancy in the vehicle identification number. An investigation led to Harold Voelker.

In the 38 years since it was stolen, the truck had been painted a different color and the wheels had been replaced. Harold Voelker intends to keep his returned truck locked in his garage with a theft alarm installed.

9 Responses to “Truck Returned”

  1. AAb
    June 18, 2010 at 7:06 pm #


  2. woyo12
    June 19, 2010 at 8:36 am #

    Cool car (that took long enough to get it back).

    • hillbilly boy
      June 22, 2010 at 11:01 am #

      I definitely agree with you, woyo12

  3. Geek Squad
    June 20, 2010 at 4:36 pm #

    This is unbelieveable!

  4. Ace
    June 21, 2010 at 4:42 pm #

    Well, At least he got it back. I would have had it painted the original color, though

    June 21, 2010 at 6:44 pm #


  6. Bobby
    June 21, 2010 at 11:34 pm #

    That is a cool post,and good for Harold Voelker’s 1956 Ford F-100.

  7. xyz
    June 23, 2010 at 3:21 pm #

    i wonder who stole it

  8. sugarhead
    July 13, 2010 at 3:13 pm #

    Who stole it? it’s since it’s been stolen.

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