You might remember that I brought you the news of Mark Lee's carjacking and his appeal to the community to assist him in finding his car and bringing the perpetrator to justice. Good news! Mark's car has been found and, I believe, two individuals arrested.
Mark fills us in:
I spoke with Detective Snyder this morning. He was shocked at first when I told him it was a car jacking, because the police report indicated it was a stolen car. Then when I told him everything that happened, he accused me of being a liar. He said, "I'm sorry, but in all of my years of being a detective, I've never heard of anything like this happening (he couldn't understand why I put my wallet away before giving the guy a ride), and I can't help but think that you made the whole thing up" So... so far I have been accused of looking for either drugs or sexual favors, and calling the cops when things went wrong; and being a flat out liar. Isn't America wonderful???
The ironic part of this situation is the reason I put my wallet away in the first place: The man who asked me for a ride did look a little suspicious to me, but for whatever reason I thought he might ask me for money, and the thought of him taking my car never entered my mind. It just so happens that I am a HORRIBLE (horrible) liar, so I figured if I left my wallet inside my apartment, then if he was to ask me if I had any money, I could look him in the eye and say "No". I realize that is a very odd way of thinking, but that was my thought process at the time.
Anyway, the good news is that a.) I am still alive, and b.) my car is still in one piece. The window on the drivers side was smashed in, and the back tail light is broken; but other than that, the car is perfectly driveable. Most everything I had in the car was even still in it when I went to pick it up. In fact, the only two items of importance that were MISSING was my FedEx ID, and my father's Korean Army Jacket. Everything else was taken out of my back seat, and put in the trunk of the car for some odd reason. I am happy that at least part of the story (finding my car in one piece) had a happy ending. But I am still appalled at how I have been treated throughout this process, and would seriously like to know if there is anything else I can do. Thanks again for your help.