Alabama enthusiast, Bo White, is grateful for all the assistance he received to help authorities recover his 2010 Camaro. White, who was traveling home after a late-night shift for his job, had his commute cut short when another vehicle rear-ended him while he was traveling on the highway. White pulled over, expecting to swap information for the appropriate authorities. However, the four men in the offending vehicle only wanted White’s Camaro.
Bo told the reporter for WVTM13 that he pulled over but, “I saw the rear doors come open and I knew then, something was about to happen.” And something did. The four men demanded White hand over the car at gunpoint. He then walked to a nearby gas station to call the police. Bo explained, “I was out-gunned and out-numbered, so I just let them do what they needed to do.”
News of the carjacking went on social media almost immediately. Someone posted, “Bo’s Camaro was STOLEN a few minutes ago!!! They took it at gunpoint, he’s fine and unharmed but the car is missing!!! They hit him in the rear end. When he got out, they pulled a gun on him and took the car. Please look out for this car!!!”
Being a daily driver, the widespread exposure of Bo’s Camaro before this event surely helped identify the vehicle and aided in its quick recovery. The car is not your normal bone-stock Chevrolet Camaro, and many posters mentioned seeing the car previously and noting its potential. Bo even explained to the reporter that he had recently done some work to the car in preparation for an upcoming event. By the sound of it, Bo’s hot rod is quite the performer.
Reports and sightings of the locally-known white Camaro came pouring in almost immediately to both Bo and the Tuscaloosa County Sherriff’s department, who quickly posted on social media, asking for any information that might help locate the car. The department quickly located the car and one suspect is in custody. The incident is still under investigation, so any information the Sherriff’s department may have is being withheld until after the investigation is complete.
In the end, we’re just glad that Bo is okay and his Camaro is back in the hands of its rightful owner. Bo also suggests that if anyone finds themselves in a similar situation, they should be mindful of their surroundings and proceed to a safe, well-lit, and populated area if possible.