LOUISVILLE, Colo. – Representatives of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department recovered a vehicle stolen from a family after losing its home. Marshall Fire.
Last week, the red SUV was stolen from a hotel in Westminster where Ryan and Nicole Fazio were staying. Their home in the Superior’s Rock Creek neighborhood had burned down just days before.
Nicole Fazio said: “The car was like the last safe zone I had.
While it was difficult to lose their remaining car, the thieves also took the only mementos that Fazio managed to save from their home.
“Those tubs were the last pictures of my late mother,” Ryan Fazio said.
On Thursday, they got a call they didn’t think was coming.
Nicole Fazio said: “He looked at his phone and its caller ID was blocked, no one answered. “And then I heard, hello officer.”
It was the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office that told the couple they had located and found their vehicle near 38 and Wadsworth.
“I’m sure it’s a bit damaged. I’m sure they took it for a fun ride. I didn’t expect it to be pristine but I can fix almost anything on it,” said Nicole Fazio siad.
The boxes of their family photos are still behind.
“So we can actually get them out [of the house] great. To lose them is absolutely horrible. But to get them back again is like hitting the lottery,” said Ryan Fazio.
“Like…we just found a million dollar bag that’s basically how I feel because you can’t replace something that doesn’t exist,” says Nicole Fazio.
They acknowledge the community’s interest in their story for helping to restore their vehicles and photos.
“There are thousands of people everywhere on this roller coaster for us like nothing else,” said Ryan Fazio.
https://kdvr.com/news/boulder-wildfire-marshall-fire/marshall-fire-victims-get-stolen-vehicle-family-photos-back/ The victim of the Marshall fire had his car stolen, family photos returned