Owner of stolen car learns of its fate on Facebook

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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -- Jordan Engel finally got an answer, just not the one she was hoping for.

This story begins last Friday morning, as the Omaha, Nebraska school teacher was walking out to her car for the second day of class.

“I was confused,” Engel said. “I thought I had parked there.”

The car she's driven since high school was gone.

“To have her call me and say, 'Someone stole my car,' I thought she was joking,” said Julie Engel, Jordan’s mom.

The family received a second shock when Gray affiliate WOWT posted video of a car on a guy-wire Wednesday.

“My boyfriend's mother gave me a call and said, 'That's not your car, is it?' I said, 'Where is that?' She said, '23rd and L, we saw it on WOWT,'” Engel added.

Police had tried to pull the suspects over. There was a crash and the car ended up on a guy-wire.

Officers arrested the driver, Garrett Hanika, after he ran from the scene. Police also found Sirena Lowe in the car. They say she had a meth pipe in her bra, stolen credit cards in her purse and someone else's ID down her pants.

The 1991 Honda Accord was left with $3,500 in damage.

“She doesn't have a lot of money for a car,” her mother added. "That's why she's driving a car that's older than she is, so she's kind of in a rough spot right now.”

Jordan says she’s grateful to those who stepped in to help.

“I couldn't be more appreciative. I feel so overwhelmed with everyone being able to help, offer the rides, even the donations I have gotten,” said Engel.

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Read the original version of this article at wowt.com.