SAVANNAH, GA (February 23, 2012): Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are searching for a man who arranged over the internet to paint cars but instead took the money, sold the car and moved away.


Police are looking for David Wayne Harrison, 31, who was identified as the man who offered to paint the cars at discounts.


West Chatham Precinct officers responded to a call on the 100 block of Sylvania Road where a man reported he had answered a Craig’s List advertisement offering to paint cars for $650, paid a man identified as Harrison a deposit and left the car at the residence. When he tried to contact Harrison again, he was unable to get an answer and was driving back to ask about the work.


When police arrived, they found the residence vacant and a second man with a similar story. Both victim’s cars were missing.


Detectives were able to find three cars Harrison had taken to paint that had been sold to others and are seeking two others and Harrison himself. They also suspect others may have fallen prey to the scheme.


Missing are a 1993 metallic blue Acura Integra and a 1993 yellow Ford Crown Victoria. One or both of the cars may have been repainted.


Harrison is a white male, about 5-foot-7 with brown hair and eyes.


Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637). In the body type, include “CStop2020” plus the tip. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.


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