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Only in America: The hidden cost of car ownership

A car owner is sued after a thief steals his vehicle, crashes it, and injures two people — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

An Oregon man is being sued by two people who were riding in his stolen car when it crashed. George Hinnenkamp, 91, had his car stolen by his handyman, Joseph Dinwiddie, who later crashed it while drunk, injuring his two passengers. The passengers are now suing Hinnenkamp. "I was surprised as hell," Hinnenkamp said. "He took my car without permission and wrecked the damn thing."