MONTEREY PARK — Dr Phil McGraw’s classic ’57 Chevy Bel Air has been stolen and detectives Friday sought the public’s help locating the vehicle.
According to a press release issued Thursday the TV psychologist had his car breakdown on Sunday and ordered it towed to RODZ auto shop at 2800 N. San Fernando Road in Burbank. That night the shop was broken into and the car stolen, officials said.
Investigators with the El Monte-based Taskforce for Regional Autotheft Prevention are working with Burbank officers in the investigation, according to Thursday’s press release.
A $1,000 reward is being offered by RODZ automobile shop for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect in this investigation and the safe return of the vehicle.
It is unknown if Dr. Phil is offering a similar reward.
The car, a black and silver convertible with red leather seats, is unique.
Anyone with information about the vehicle can call the sheriff’s department.
Is this the only ’57 Chevy ever stolen in LA? I doubt it. But somehow when its a celebrity’s car the cops think its OK to pour on the publicity. How much you want to bet that if its ever recovered Dr. Phil won’t be paying any impound fee. What joke.