How My Dad Bought a Car for a Nickel

How my dad was tricked into stealing a car from a back alley and crashing it in a telephone pole.

I sat down with my father to hear his first-person account of how he got a car for nickel from a man in a hat. He recounts the events that took place, and how they almost got him arrested before he hit puberty.

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