Deputies in Volusia County are investigating reports of a stolen car, taken from a DeLeon Springs garage. David Gallentine showed us the spot where thieves unbolted the screws on his garage and lifted the door to steal his car that was parked inside.
"They took the most valuable thing I had," said David Gallentine. "They took the screws out of here, so they could go right into the side," he gestured.
This wasn't just any car, according to Gallentine. It was a 1932 Ford coup, a hot rod in mint condition that was built from the ground up.
"This is a car I didn't even let my friends drive around in," he told us. "I babied it. I had 1,700 miles on it for a reason."
Gallentine said he and his family were on a five-day vacation when the car was taken, and when they got back Monday evening, he said his prized possession, worth $90,000, was gone.
"First, I was panicking, because I realized it wasn't a joke. I mean, someone broke in, and it was gone," said Gallentine. He believes thieves loaded it onto a trailer.
Since Gallentine finished building the car in 2010, he said it has won trophies and prizes in various car shows. Now, he's just hoping to get his baby back in one piece.
"I hope they will just drop it off somewhere or leave it in the parking lot or something, I would love to get this thing back," Gallentine.
Anyone with any information on the car should call the Volusia County Sheriff's Office.