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Stolen Flintstones car returned to Sacramento comics store

Store owner Dave Downey, now with TWO Flintmobiles

Store owner Dave Downey, now with TWO Flintmobiles

The replica of the Flintstones’ car stolen last month from in front of World’s Best Comics and Toys has been recovered by police and returned to the Sacramento, California, store.

According to the Merced Sun-Star, surveillance video from a nearby bowling alley captured footage of three high school-age suspects loading the 200-pound vehicle — it’s actually a wooden raft with two metal 55-gallon drums instead of wheels — into the back of a truck. That enabled Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies to track the Flintmobile to a ranch in El Dorado County.

Deputies delivered the replica to World’s Best Comics and Toys on Monday, where it joined another Flintmobile, this one donated last week by Mark Runyan of Folsom, who built it for Halloween (store owner Dave Downey said he’ll ask Folsom whether he wants it back). The recovered car is now chained to the store.

As for the three teenagers? Downey told the newspaper they were apologetic, and he’s decided not to press charges. Instead, they’ve agreed to do some work at the store.



You really can’t go to too many places in a Flinstone car without somebody noticing…

Those kids are frakking morons. And Downey isn’t much better in the brains department: he declines to press charges AND gives them work in the store? Probably because they’re good kids deep down and they just need a second chance. They’re probably very honest and reliable… Heh…

@akkadiannumen: it’s a little thing called, “Keeps your friends close… and your enemies closer.”

“Keeps your friends close… and your enemies closer.”

why would you do that? then your enemies can kill you!

@akkadiannumen: The “work in the store” is set for Free Comic Book Day, where they are scheduled to do advertising for the event dressed in FLINTSTONES costumes. They will be street-side with signs and in front of the store, not running register or handling merchandise.

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