Cracker caper: $50,000 Dodge Viper stolen from home garage

Thieves left a trail of cracker crumbs but got away with a bright yellow $50,000 Viper sports car -- stolen from a garage in South Fort Myers while the owner was in Michigan.

Robert Evans, who is a neighbor of Stan Grouse, the victim, told deputies that between July 10 and Tuesday someone pried open the front door of the house in the 13000 block of Eagle Ridge Lakes in Fort Myers, according to a Lee County Sheriff’s Office report.

The person rummaged through the cabinets, went into the garage and went through a 2006 Chevrolet Impala.

They then took the 2001 “mint condition yellow 2001 Dodge Viper show car.” The Viper had a full tank of fuel and a K&W sticker on it. The thieves didn’t have any keys to the car because Evans found the only set in a drawer in the house.

In addition to stealing the car, the thieves left cracker crumbs all over the living room, hallway and bathroom floor. Deputies found a half-eaten package of crackers on a small chair in the living room.

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