Thief was hungry
By UTE SCHULENBERG
HAPPY Harold Metson is not very happy.
The normally ebullient and very busy 95-year-old has been stopped short after thieves stole his car, many of his tools and even food from his kitchen bench on Saturday night in Bellingen.
"Why would they choose me?" Harold asked.
"And why would anybody want that old car?"
Harold said he was asleep at the time of the theft.
He only realised something was wrong when he was looking for the milk on Sunday morning.
"I couldn't find it and went to check in the car - I thought I might have left it there," he said.
"And then I saw the car was gone."
The loss of the vehicle is a huge blow to Harold, who is a familiar sight, driving himself to his various activities, including delivering food for 'Meals on Wheels'.
He regularly drove to Urunga for an afternoon swim, he liked to go to church at Crossmaglen and he often took himself off on adventures, such as climbing Mount Kosciusko last year.
"I do feel very annoyed, but there is no use crying over spilt milk - I'd just like the car back."
The car is a white 1991 Mitsubishi Magna station wag- on, RXC 697.