COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – A rare BMW race car is back with its owner again after someone stole it in Colorado Springs. It was the keen eyes of a good samaritan that lead to the discovery.
Dr. Rick Meining helped restore a 1965 BMW for the automaker’s 100th anniversary. Only 200 of the model were made.READ MORE: Cars Spun Out & Abandoned As Winter Storm Grips Denver Metro Area
It was in a trailer which was stolen last weekend. Meining was devastated.
“It would have been a real loss for a lot of people who are fans of a car like this,” he said.
Then, a woman noticed the trailer in her neighborhood after seeing it on Facebook. She called the sheriff’s office and deputies responded.READ MORE: Businesses Near Convention Center Eager For Events: 'It's Our Livelihood'
Although she doesn’t want to be identified, she’s glad to have helped.
“I was just thrilled. I was really happy for him that he got his baby back,” she said. “I’m super happy. Wow!”
To make the situation a little sweeter, Meining and the woman realized they know each other. The doctor and the former nurse worked on several cases together in an emergency room.MORE NEWS: Union Organizing JBS Mass Vaccination Event: 'It's About Time They Are Prioritized'
It’s not clear if anyone has been arrested.