Posted Jan 21st 2013 12:57PM
As we first reported a few weeks ago, our good friend and swimsuit model Jessica Barton had her beloved 1,200 horsepower Toyota Supra race car stolen from her home, cut-up by crooks and stripped for parts by some sneaky scumbags. Her legendary street-legal Supra meant the world to her, as dedicated fans and fellow car enthusiasts vowed to help continue searching for any signs of its parts leading to an arrest.
Luckily, it now looks like police may have caught the foolish thieves red-handed, as Florida authorities discovered a house jam packed with stolen goods, including some easily recognizable parts of model Jessica Barton's Supra. Heck, sources say the front subframe from her car was spotted laying in plain sight in the home's carport and still had the TRD motor mounts attached and everything.
According to comments by Jess' husband Darin on Supra Forums, police obtained a search warrant for the home-based chop shop operation where the parts were found and detectives are now in the process of arresting the alleged suspects responsible.
The accused criminals showed no shame either, as Darin goes on to state, "Everything that had a serial number on it at that house came back as stolen... stolen stereos in the kitchen cabinets, hid lights in the drawers, interior plastics laying all over the house. We even found one of Jessica's TiAL wastegates on top of the A/C unit and her complete wiring harness on the kitchen floor. They even found a complete stolen motorcycle also that they were hiding behind the neighbors house."
Although this isn't exactly the fairytale ending Jessica Barton and her loyal fans were hoping for, it's good to see that justice is being served.
Click here to view the before and after images of the once mighty Supra.
Image Credit: Turbonetics / Jessica Barton / Facebook
News Source: SupraForums.com