Man pulls up behind wife's stolen car

April 14, 2011 at 2:24 PM
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WINDERMERE, Fla., April 14 (UPI) -- A Florida man whose wife's car had been stolen said he was shocked to see the vehicle in front of him when he stopped at a red light.

Ben Gaskill of Windermere said he and his family returned from a weekend trip Sunday to find their home had been broken into and the culprits had taken his wife's 2005 Hyundai Sonata using the spare keys from the house, WKMG-TV, Orlando, reported Thursday.

Gaskill said he left work Monday and was on his way to a hardware store when he stopped at a red light at Good Holmes and Old Winter Garden Road and recognized a familiar flower sticker in the rear window of the vehicle in front of his.

"You never really think you're going to see it again," Gaskill said.

He said he called 911 and directed Orange County sheriff's deputies to the stolen vehicle's location.

Deputies said they arrested three 17-year-olds and a 16-year-old in connection with the case. Marijuana was discovered in the car, investigators said.

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