Owner of vandalized car in Great Bend gets a new set of wheels

GREAT BEND, Kansas – On Monday, KSN told you about Louis Wintholz, an 84-year-old Great Bend man who had his car stolen then, covered in graffiti and damaged.

Now four days later, this story actually has a happy ending.

When D&B Motors in Great Bend heard that Louis Wintholz’s car was stolen and vandalized, they donated a 2004 Buick Regal to him, so that he can have transportation.

“That’s bad in this day and age to not have transportation,” said Don Damon, Owner of D&B Motors.

It’s not only a new car for Louis Wintholz, but it was a for him to get around.

“More than words can express to the people doing this, and we’ll forever be grateful and I know that he will too,” said Adam Wintholz, Louis’ son.

When Don Damon heard Louis’ story, he wanted to make sure it had a happy ending.

“I just hope he has good service with it and we’re glad to help him out,” said Damon.

Six members of Louis’ family came to pick up the car and thank Don, then brought it to Louis.

“It’s unbelievable and lovable and quite something that I really did not expect,” said Louis.

Louis now has a Buick that’s refurbished and ready to drive.

“It was great, this is the first time in a long time that I’ve actually seen him really happy and crying, you don’t see that very often from Louis,” said Steven Neptune, Louis’ brother in law.

Louis had just one thing to say.

“Thank you, thank you.”

Louis says he couldn’t make it out to D&B Motors Thursday, but he will drive there soon because he wants to thank Don Damon in person.

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