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#1 MyBolens1053 OFFLINE  

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Posted December 02, 2013 - 11:29 PM

I'm not sure if this would be the proper place, but, I was passed on to a news article in the Central Mary;and area about a 75 yr. old man had his 50+ yrs. John Deere stolen and is on the lookout for it. Original owner.

Here is the story ...

http://www.nbcwashin...-234147731.html

In 1957, Bob Fowler was 18 years old, and thinking about two big purchases.

One, as befits an 18-year-old, was a Dodge.

The other, as befits a man who has lived in rural Mount Airy, Md. all his life, was a tractor. A John Deere, to be specific, and that tractor stayed with Fowler far longer than the Dodge did.

It was in his family until last month, when someone stole the antique tractor that he had maintained for five and a half decades out of Fowler's front yard.

"I would like to get it back," said Fowler, 75. "My son would like to have it, I am sure, once I am gone."

Fowler reported the tractor stolen to the police. He also took out an ad in the paper to try to find it.

He even hired a private investigator to track it down.

Fowler still works as an electrician. He's also a Mennonite. He is soft-spoken and did not want his face to be shown on TV. He is emotional about the loss of his tractor, but not vengeful.

When asked what he would say to the thief, he said, " 'Give me my tractor back, and give me whatever money that I used to recover it.' And he goes his way, and I go my way."

And when asked if he could ever forgive the thief, he said, "I could."


Want to help everyone on this. The owner and to make sure no one is buying stolen goods.

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Posted December 03, 2013 - 12:08 AM

Hope he gets the tractor back. But what was stolen an A or a L John Deere? Pic is of a L and the article says an A. I hate to say it but if it was an A I think you could part it out pretty easy without raising suspicion.  


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Posted December 03, 2013 - 05:15 AM

I hope they find it and the thief gets nailed.
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Posted December 03, 2013 - 05:29 AM

That is so wrong!


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Posted December 03, 2013 - 05:31 AM

Hope he gets the tractor back. But what was stolen an A or a L John Deere? Pic is of a L and the article says an A. I hate to say it but if it was an A I think you could part it out pretty easy without raising suspicion.  

The way the article is written can be a little confusing.  Take into consideration that the "A" is at the begining of a new sentence so it has to be capital, so it's simply "a John Deere" that was stolen.  I believe it's the unstyled L in the picture that was stolen.

 

Think of how many people out there today would know anything about this machine.  How to operate it or even how to start it.  It's small enough to be winched up onto a trailer and heavy enough to go straight to the scrap yard.  I think the next thing I would do would be to call all of the scrap yards in a certain radius and put them on alert.


Edited by David Brown, December 03, 2013 - 05:35 AM.

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Posted December 03, 2013 - 06:22 AM

Poor guy if i had one that long id be pretty mad about it if it got stolen


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Posted December 03, 2013 - 07:31 AM

That is a shame.  That thief out to be drawn and quartered. 

 

I hope that tractor is still in one piece, though.  Scrap value sure helps get rid of the evidence.  However, if someone knew what antique tractors are, an unstyled L is no dime a dozen tractor, so I would bet it is still hiding somewhere.  

 

I hope it backfires as they start it and it breaks the thief's arm.

 

Ben W.


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Posted December 03, 2013 - 07:36 AM

That's to bad. Those thieves should be made to pull that plow around

the field, foot power style, for a couple of years.

It happened over a month ago. Slim chance of finding it now.


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Posted December 03, 2013 - 01:17 PM

It's a shame why would people do this kind of stuff these. It's ashame today in this society that we need to lock everything up and keep and whatch on things.


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