Car stolen in Atlanta with father's ashes inside

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Posted: Feb 23, 2011 4:28 AM
Car stolen in Atlanta with father's ashes inside

Authorities in Atlanta say a car thief made off with a Mercedes Benz whose owner had the ashes of his dead father inside.

Police say the man's father died the week before in a car accident, and that he had planned on scattering the ashes the next day.

WSB-TV reports that the Mercedes was one of two cars stolen after car keys were taken from a valet lot.

Police say the car keys were taken from an unlocked valet lock box near a restaurant in the city's trendy Virginia-Highland neighborhood. A 2010 Audi was also taken from the lot.

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Information from: WSB-TV, http://www.wsbtv.com/index.html