LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Reunited! Deputies recovered Dr. Phil McGraw’s stolen 1957 Chevy Bel Air at an undisclosed location in Los Angeles Tuesday morning.
The television personality’s $100,000 black convertible was taken Aug. 26 from an auto repair shop in Burbank on 2800 North San Fernando Road.
The L.A. County Sheriff’s Department Taskforce for Regional Autotheft Prevention (TRAP) launched an investigation and found McGraw’s car, as well as 13 other classic vehicles that were taken by suspects in an auto theft ring.
Five additional cars are still in the process of being identified.
Several people were arrested in connection to the thefts.
McGraw’s Chevy had minor damage, but was in good condition.
“A small scratch was all,” said Sgt. Richard Pena.
McGraw declined an on camera interview with KCAL9, but released a statement:
“Many thought my ’57 Chevy was just a memory, but I had faith in LA’s finest. We don’t thank them enough. I’ll hug a cop every chance I get this month.”