Life imitated art recently
when a rare car was stolen, much like the hit movie "Gone
in 60 Seconds" starring Nicholas Cage. And the car's owner?
Actor Nicholas Cage.
The $100,000 car was stolen
Christmas day from a transport trailer in a parking lot in Arnold,
MO. It reportedly only had 100 miles on it at the time it was
stolen and was in mint condition. More than two weeks later, divers
recovered the car from nearby Lake of the Ozarks. According to
news reports, it only took a few minutes for Missouri Water Patrol
divers to find Cage's rare 1989 Porsche Sportster at the bottom
of the lake near Camden. Police in Arnold, near St. Louis, said
they had received a tip from an anonymous source who told them
where the car could be found and who stole it.
"The car was being
transported from California to Pennsylvania and the driver stopped
overnight to visit with family," Arnold Police Detective
Robert Streckfuss said. "At about 1 a.m. on Christmas, the
suspects broke into the back of the trailer. The keys were in
the ignition and they just drove it out."
Divers found the car in
12 feet of water. As it was dragged from the lake the windshield
and right side of the car were crushed. The interior had been
gutted before it was sent into the water. Four suspects from the
Arnold area, ranging in age from 17-20, have been arrested in
connection with the theft.