New York (AP) — A schoolteacher from Brooklyn, whose car was stolen three years ago, has finally gotten her car back. It was totally unrecognizable, receiving quite elaborate ‘upgrades’ over its three years of being stolen.
Amanda Pogany’s 1996 Honda was quite plain when stolen three years ago, but returned to her in drag-race ready form: new V-8 engine, leather seats, manual transmission, tinted windows and oversized tires.
Even though the VIN number had fallen off, police were able to trace to car to Pogany after they found the vehicle in an illegal chop shop.
Pogany reports she had given up on finding the car again, and since getting it back, has not tried to drive it as she does not know how to drive manual transmission.