In a strange sequence of event, a Canton (Ohio, USA) man bought a stolen Saab from a local Police car lot. How that’s possible?
And that’s not all, new Saab “owner” said he can’t drive the car he just bought from a police auction because it was reported stolen and the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles refused to title it.
Ryan Rider said he purchased a 2002 Saab 9-3 convertible from the Canton Police impound auction earlier this summer for $450. At the time, police handed him the title, which shows the Canton Police Department as the vehicle owner.
When he went to have it titled in his name, they refused, he said, telling him it was reported stolen in Broward County, Florida. That’s despite the fact that the car had already apparently been re-titled to Canton Police.
“It’s kind of crazy because I bought this car from the police,” Rider said. “If you sold this car and you didn’t know it was stolen, you’d be in jail for receiving stolen property. However, they’re selling me a stolen car and it’s sitting here in the driveway for two months not being driven.”
Below, you can check the local media report: