Police say thief used bad paint job to hide stolen one-of-a-kind car


>>I JUST ASSUMED I WOULD NEVER SEE THE CAR AGAIN. HANNAH: IT’S A CAR, STEVE SALASEK CALLS A DREAM. AND FOR THE LAST 13 YEARS, HE’S ALWAYS KNOW EXACTLY WHERE THIS RIGHT YELLOW 1966 FORD G.T. 40 , REPLICA WAS, UNTIL LAST TUESDAY. IT’S A CAR>>I WENT TO GET IT OUT OF THE STORAGE UNIT, AND IT WAS GONE. IT WAS NOT THERE.>>FOR TWO DAYS, THE ONE-OF-A-KIND CAR WAS MISSING. MARSHALLTOWN POLICE AND RESIDENTS ON FULL ALERT LOOKING FOR IT. THEN THE REPLICA AND A SUSPEC WORK AUDIT CRUISING THROUGH THE TOWN.>>I WAS ELATED.>>IF IT HADN’T BEEN FOR THE COMMUNITY’S INVOLVEMENT AND INTEREST IN THE STORY, WE PROBABLY WOULDN’T HAVE FOUND THE CAR.>>THE LIST ARRESTED THIS MAN, PATRICK CHAMBERLIN FOR THEFT. BUT THE CAR WAS NOT RETURN IN THE SAME CONDITION.>>TO SEE IT FLAT BLACK –>>IT HAS A NEW PAINT JOB AND NOT A VERY GOOD ON BUT EVEN WITH THE NEW LOOK, POLICE SAY THERE WAS NO HIDING THIS MODEL.>>IT’S A UNIQUE CAR AND I FEEL COMFORTABLE SAYING THAT IT IS PROBABLY THE ONLY CAR LIKE THIS IN MARSHALL COUNTY, MAY IN THE CENTRAL IOWA AREA. HANNAH POLICE SAY THEY ARE STILL INVESTIGATING WHETHER HE PRINTED THE CAR HIMSELF OR NOT.