Ken Engelman's blog

Last year during the annual McKenzie River Cleanup a lot of junk was picked up from the stream’s banks as well as being pulled out of the water. There was the usual odd assortment - from plastic pipes to clothing or from fencing to oars. The strangest, though, were sections of the front end of a car that had been cut up with a torch and dumped into the McKenzie River.
The sight made me wonder. were these parts from a stolen car and the thief had deep ditched the evidence? At least it wasn’t the whole car.


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