Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Thieves Strip Car, Man's Freedom.

Byline: JIM BELSHAW Of the Journal

Michael Zownir walks around the carcass of a stripped 1983 Oldsmobile Cutlass at B&C Truck Salvage on South Broadway and tries to assess what a thief takes. He has no calculator, no Blue Book, no consumer guide to insurance adjusting.

He is 85 years old. He holds a stuffed animal that came out of the Cutlass trunk. The dust and grime of the automotive graveyard smudge his slacks. He is trim and fit, standing in the warm sun, taking in the car's unnatural state, puzzling over it.

"I didn't do nothin' to those guys," he says. "Why did they do this to me?"

The 1983 Cutlass was white, mint condition, not a scratch on it, interior immaculate. …

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