While Devan Miller was bird-watching recently on the Olympic Peninsula, he saw bald eagles, kingfishers, woodpeckers and his stolen Volkswagen Vanagon.
Miller told The Peninsula Daily News that the van was so badly damaged he almost didn’t recognize it. The top and side panels had been cut off and the dashboard ripped apart.
Clallam County sheriff’s detectives took fingerprints, but Miller has little hope of finding whoever took the van from his Port Angeles driveway in November.
The engine and transmission were intact when he found the van Jan. 2 in woods near the Elwha River. Miller was able to drive it eight miles to a Port Angeles auto sales yard, Happy Motors, which is giving him credit toward another Volkswagen.