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Uh Oh! Someone Stole John Travolta's Vintage Benz in SaMo
Actor John Travolta is wondering where his vintage 1970 Mercedes Benz 280-SL went, after it was reportedly stolen outside a car dealership in Santa Monica yesterday. Travolta says he left his vehicle on a residential street when he went in to the Jaguar dealership for about ten minutes. In that time, a thief managed to pull a grand theft auto, which is what investigators with the Santa Monica Police are considering the case.
It is unclear if the thief or thieves knew to whom the car belonged, or how they managed to get away with the car without the keys in such a short window of time.
"Various car websites estimate the value of that Mercedes model at anywhere from $50,000 to $100,000," notes MSNBC.