Vietnam Vet Has Corvette Carjacked

A red Corvette stolen from an elderly veteran, who was beaten unconscious during the carjacking, has been found, and police have made an arrest, Tuesday evening. Police said 72-year-old Omar Sixto's prized Corvette, a 2000 Corvette convertible with a tan top, was found in Miami Gardens, near Northwest 203rd Terrace and 43rd Avenue, Tuesday.

The Vietnam War veteran became the victim of the violent carjacking, Sunday afternoon, near his friend's house, located at Northwest Sixth Street and 28th Avenue in Miami. He has since been recovering at his brother's house and said Tuesday that he's lucky a 7News viewer spotted his car and called police.

"This is my car, and it looks good," he said. "I thought that I would never see it again."

7News was at the scene as police towed Sixto's Corvette away and also put a subject in handcuffs, Tuesday afternoon, who has since been identified as 23-year-old Arturo Breton. Sixto said he was fixing the windshield wiper on his Corvette when he noticed a clean-cut man in his early 20s walking back and forth across the street.

"He hit me on the back of the head with something. I don't even know if it was a pistol," he said. "I fell down, and I got up. I don't remember how I got down, I don't remember how I got up, but I know that I was bleeding," he said.

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Source: Walter Morris, Miami News 7 TV

Submitted by Phil Ellison