A 78-year-old Georgia woman called Dacula police to report that her deceased husband’s 1973 Chevrolet van was missing.
The woman said that the van, which was inoperative, had been parked in the front yard of her home.
The report was taken over the phone at the request of the complainant. During her conversation with the officer, the woman, according to the police report, “indicated that there were no signs of forced entry but was not entirely certain that the doors had been locked.”
Later that day, the woman called police to advise that the vehicle had been located.
An officer went to the residence to meet with the woman who explained the van had been parked in the yard the whole time.
“The complainant stated she could not see the vehicle which was covered by the tall grass that grew around the vehicle and she automatically assumed the vehicle was stolen,” the officer wrote in the incident report.
The van was located exactly where it had last been seen, the officer noted.