Police recovered Sen. Coons car early Thursday evening. The vehicle had been stolen from the senator’s driveway Thursday morning.
Sen. Coons had already left for work when someone stole his Ford Explorer from his Wilmington driveway. The car was being warmed up with the keys in the ignition when it was taken around 8 a.m.
The car was recovered in Wilmington around 5 p.m. after Wilmington Police spotted it near 6th and Cleveland Ave., not too far from where it was stolen. The occupants of the stolen SUV fled the scene. Police stopped another stolen car at the same time. No arrests have been made.
Senator Coons issued a statement following the recovery. “Annie and I want to express our gratitude to the Wilmington Police Department and especially Master Corporal Steven Parrott for not just recovering our stolen car, but a second stolen car this evening,” Coons said. “This is a great reminder to all of us how hard the men and women of law enforcement work protecting us day in and day out.”