UPDATE: Woman reunited with late brother's car

Posted at 7:47 PM, Jan 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-26 21:24:15-05

UPDATE: Maezel Brown was reunited with her late brother's car on Tuesday, Jan. 26. She said a lot of people saw the story and called police, letting them know where her brother's car was.

Brown says she hopes to take the car to Florida and finish restoring it to its former glory as a tribute to her late brother.

WATCH the video above to learn more.



The day after Christmas, Maezel Brown said two people stole his brother's prized 1940s Buick.

Brown said her brother, 85-year-old Billy Jester, loved restoring cars. "He loved to drive them around and be seen in them. He was a Shriner and he loved to be in the old car division of the Shriner's and be in the parades and let people see his prizes."

Surveillance video from the home showed two people back a truck into Jester's driveway and drive off with the car.

Brown pointed out, "He's walking past these windows, past these doors. He knows exactly that there is no one here to stop him. He knew Billy or he knew someone who knew Billy."

They knew Jester wasn't there because Jester was in the hospital.

"The thing that bothers me most is that while he was laying in that bed dying, these people, the day after Christmas, came in broad daylight, took his car, one of his prized cars," said Brown.

Jester died two days later.

Brown called them "a grave robber, more or less. That's how I feel about that. I'm very upset. I just can't help but think about the day after Christmas."

Now, Brown just wants her brother's car back so she can remember Jester and happier times. She said, "I'd like to mourn Billy, but every time I see that video, I get so angry that I'd like to get my hands on him myself."

Anyone with information is asked to call police or the TIPS hotline.

Watch Shannon Halligan's original report below. (Can't see it? Watch it here.)


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