When authorities discovered that Derk West’s car had been stolen and resold, West decided he didn’t want the car back. West says his 1993 Chrysler had been sitting at his grandfather’s house for about a year before it was stolen. The thief sold the car to an elderly gentleman for $300. The scheme was uncovered because the man signed West’s on the title, but used his own name and Social Security number on the Bill of Sale. The man who bought the car thought the deal sounded too good to be true, looked up West’s information and called him only to discover he had be duped. West visited the man afterwards and decided that the man needed the car more than he did so he allowed the buyer to keep it. West said, “He was out $300 and he was just really upset. I drove the car for several years as a work car. By the time it was over, we worked it out, and I just wound up giving him the car. He needed it worse than I did.”--Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell
Boonville man lets buyer keep his stolen car, By Nick LaGrange, http://www.14news.com/story/25267609/boonville-man-lets-buyer-keep-his-stolen-car, Accessed April 16, 2014.
James 4:6 (HCSB) (6) But He gives greater grace. Therefore He says: God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.