New York Woman Steals Registration for Her Ex-Husband’s 7 Vintage Porsches
And now a judge has issued a warrant for her arrest.
An upstate New York woman decided to run off with the registrations of seven different classic Porsche sports cars while in the midst of the fallout from a divorce, and now she is facing legal consequences because of it, according to a report.
A judge wrote up an arrest warrant for Joanne Campbell, 65, on Tuesday with claims that she had unlawfully taken the registrations for classic Porsche 911s, 912s, and 914s from the '60s and '70s following a divorce in 2006 and that she was in contempt of court, The New York Post reported. The judge has also ordered that she return the cars' paperwork.
“She’s a very vindictive lady,” said ex-husband and former race car mechanic Thomas Campbell, 67, to the NYP. “I think she escaped her punishment long enough.”
The ex-wife also absconded with a bunch of her husband's motorsport pictures, two of which featured him with actor and racing enthusiast Paul Newman, the NYP reported. Those items have not yet been returned.
In the course of all this, Thomas has been forced to pay $7,000 to replace his cars' paperwork. Apparently, because of the fashion in which VINs are hidden away in old Porsches, the former mechanic had to pay to have his cars pulled apart to find their exact identification numbers. Thomas is requesting his ex-wife pay for all that work—as well as an additional $8,000 in legal fees.
Thomas is currently working with his lawyer to complete the judge's warrant.
“[The Porsches have] been sitting and I’ve had to basically just warehouse them for all those years,” Thomas said. The former mechanic said they will remain that way until he receives payment from his ex-wife.