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It’s silver under the slime. And it was stolen.

Post by Kathleen Merryman / The News Tribune on Aug. 14, 2008 at 5:14 pm with No Comments »
August 14, 2008 5:14 pm

Information about the Wapato Honda is coming to light, sort of like the lake in which it is submerged.

First off, the car is a 1997 Honda Civic, silver, with a sun roof. And it was stolen.

Sgt. Ed Troyer of Pierce County Sheriff’s Department researched the Oregon license plate, ZUM 409, and came up with a family in Ashland.

Their daughter came to Tacoma to study business at University of Puget Sound. While she was still a freshman, someone made off with her car.

I called her mom in Ashland, and, smart woman, she wanted to check out our Web site and talk to her husband and daughter before she went on the record. If they decide to be interviewed about the unhappy celebrity of their aquatic vehicle, you’ll be the first to know.

Meanwhile, that car is still in the lake, and it does have to come out. Wapato Lake has enough problems without adding a sedan’s worth of brake fluid, anti freeze, oil and gas.

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department has offered to send its dive team down to assess the job, and Metro Parks has accepted.

Troyer said the team will likely arrive at the beach near the bath house around 7 a.m. Friday. Don’t expect the car to come out, but you are welcome to watch the divers in action.

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