Not much involvement by police. It was widespread Internet attention that made the car too hot and led to it getting recovered.
Monahan got word late Friday from a San Jose resident who noticed the car parked near his house for about a week. The man contacted his nephew, shared a picture of the deserted car, and his nephew told him to call Monahan.
“The nephew said it looked like one that was stolen out of Pacific Grove,” Monahan said. The nephew had seen the stolen Corvette on the Internet, where the theft gained wide publicity. His uncle’s call came at 8 p.m. Friday, and Monahan hitched his trailer to his truck and was on the road two hours later.
He picked up the Corvette at 2 a.m. Saturday, got the OK from San Jose police and brought it home that morning.