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Police: Papa John's Camaro Stolen From Car Event Is Found

Jerry Edmundson

BIRMINGHAM, Mich. — A Chevrolet Camaro used in promotions for pizza chain Papa John's that was stolen during a Detroit-area event showcasing classic cars has been found, police say.

Officer Shanelle Williams said the vehicle was reported found Monday in Detroit.

Police have said the 1971 Camaro Z28 owned by the Louisville, Kentucky-based pizza company was reported missing Sunday morning from the Woodward Dream Cruise, which took place Saturday in suburban Detroit. A truck and trailer were also stolen, she said. Both were recovered Sunday.

Papa John's spokesman Bob Kraut said the car had been on display.

Founder John Schnatter sold the gold-and-black car decades ago to help save his father's tavern in Indiana, leading to the start of what would become Papa John's. In 2009, after years of searching, Schnatter bought it back.

(Featured image credit: Jerry Edmundson/Creative Commons)