A Chicago woman says she's left without any options after her car was stolen and allegedly chopped up at a Southeast Side salvage yard busted by police this week.
Police converged on Adelman's Truck Parts in the 300 block of East 106th Street earlier this week after someone reported seeing his stolen vehicle in the businesses' lot. Authorities say up to 40 stolen cars were found in the lot and charged the owner, Aaron Adelman, with one count of felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle.
Candace Beverly, a 31-year-old full-time student and single mother of two girls, says her car was recovered in the scrap yard within 12 hours of it being stolen, but it was stripped, smashed, and trashed in the business located less than four miles away from her home.
"I try to make light of the situation and say something better is coming, because if I didn't believe that, it would make it so hard," Beverly said.
Beverly says she doesn't have insurance to get the car replaced, and now her family has to get up an hour earlier every morning to either walk or take the bus to school and work.
But more importantly, it's what was inside her van that's now lost forever.
"I actually had pictures of my daughters when they were little as any parent does on my dashboard. There are mementos of my children that are just trashed," Beverly said.
Now she's hoping that justice will be served.
"Hopefully they believe the victims of these crimes deserve help, that we deserve funds, we deserve recompense, we deserve to have things set right," Beverly said.