A Ford F-100 pickup truck like the one sold without the friend's knowledge (Photo: manufacturer's website)
America and vans is a very old love story worth an article in itself, and among Americans there is no shortage of cases of vehicles that pass in the family from generation to generation and become part of the intergenerational heritage no less than any other object, regardless of their monetary value. This was also the case of the owner of this '100 Ford F72 pickup, except this time the story took a very unpleasant turn.
The story begins with the green van that originally belonged to the grandfather, from which it passed to the father of the current owner and then to him, that is, reincarnated in the family for more than 30 years. In its description in a forum post on Reddit, the van is described as being in "perfect" condition, and it rarely used it for work.
The post as published, it is not clear what damage was actually caused to the vehicle (Photo: screenshot, screenshot)
After an argument with his girlfriend, in what appears to be a dispute over responsibilities in caring for their cats, John, as he is known on the forum, went to a bar and when he returned home he noticed that the van was not in its usual place, and when he asked his girlfriend where the van was, she admitted (according to him) that she sold it to the junkyard for $400, apparently also while forging his signature. "John" filed a complaint with the police about the theft of the van and began searching the scrap yards in the area and located the vehicle that, after paying $400 back to the lot owner, was returned home, but not in the condition it was taken. According to his description, which doesn't sound very likely, the vehicle had body damage, rust points and the brakes suffered from some kind of problem.
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Ford F-100, how can you not get emotionally attached to such a thing... (Photo: manufacturer's website)
After filing the police complaint against the ex-girlfriend, it was also written that John also intends to sue her civilly for the act. He describes the pressure he says was exerted on him by the company and its family to get off the story, but he insisted on continuing and in the last update to his statement, John noted that following the police complaint, the company was fined $5,000, but the story is not over yet because, as mentioned, he also intends to sue her civilly for damages caused to the van.
- Car News