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A luxury eyesore gets cleaned up

Who got it done: Kenneth Hartman, director of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center; Montgomery County Police Department

When it comes to abandoned cars, beat-up domestics and cheap imports are a common sight, but how about a luxury, German sports car?

That's exactly what happened in Bethesda in mid-May. Someone dumped a Porsche 928 GT in the parking lot of the Westwood shopping center on Westbard Ave. And there it sat for five weeks, a high-end eyesore, but an eyesore nonetheless.

"It has a broken driver's side window, no license plate, the hood is partially popped up, and the interior has seemingly been stripped," an anonymous and exasperated griper wrote about a week ago.

Kenneth Hartman, director of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center for Montgomery County, saw the gripe and sprung into action. Hartman notified Montgomery County Police of the car and officers investigated. They determined the car wasn't stolen, Hartman said. However, Montgomery County Police couldn't order a tow of the vehicle because it was on private property, so they notified the owners of the shopping center to remove it, Hartman said. The property owners did not return a call for comment, but on Friday an employee of a business at the shopping center said the car had been removed.

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 12, 2010; 5:37 PM ET
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Porsche is not Italian but German made.

Posted by: TomRoberts1 | June 13, 2010 8:10 AM | Report abuse

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