SMITHVILLE – Police have identified the owner of the 1970s era Mercury Cougar convertible found in Round Pond and know how it came to rest at the bottom of 26-acre body of water.
According to Lt. Richard Cobb of the Chenango County Sheriff’s Department, the vehicle was stolen from outside the Sportsman Inn in Smithville Flats in 1973 while its owner, Addison McLaud, was inside the bar.
Wow, crazy! I wanna see more pics! I also wonder if there are any good parts on it that weren't affected by being underwater so long, since it's been down there since it was almost brand new (maybe some of the plastic pieces?). Kinda reminds me of the 1957 Plymouth that was buried in Tulsa for 50 years in a "vault" and dug up in 2007 only to discover it was completely underwater. Not pretty.