One man is in custody in connection with the car theft, and police are still trying to find a second man.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

Actress finds her car crushed at recycling plant after reporting it stolen

One man is in jail and another is wanted after they allegedly stole a woman’s car and sold it to a recycling plant, Channel 2 Action News reported. 

Trina Parks, an actress who famously appeared in the James Bond classic “Diamonds Are Forever” with Sean Connery, said the car was crushed two days after it was stolen from her southwest Atlanta apartment complex, the news station reported. 

Trina Parks
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

Shahid Nasir was arrested and accused of fraudulently selling the car to SA Recycling in East Point, Channel 2 reported. Police are still looking for Willie Stantley, the man accused of stealing the car. 

Parks said her 1999 Saturn SL One was parked at her apartment complex July 30 when Stantley, a 73-year-old house guest who had been staying with her, took it. 

Parks didn’t file a police report right away because she said her guest had health issues. However, when Stantley never came back, she reported the car stolen, Channel 2 reported. 

Authorities tracked the car to the recycling plant, she said. When she called the facility, a plant official told her the car had been crushed. 

“I said, ‘How can the car be crushed when I had it on a stolen car report?’” she said. 

A representative for the recycling plant told Channel 2 the car was purchased legally and it wasn’t reported stolen at the time. No title is necessary to sell a car if it is more than 12 years old, Channel 2 reported. 

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