El Paso Widower Has Vehicle Stolen, Local Dealership Gifts Him New SUV
August 23, 2019
A man who lost his wife in the El Paso shooting had his SUV stolen and wrecked after her funeral.
After hearing about his ordeal, a local car dealership gifted him a brand new car.
Casa Ford Lincoln
Antonio Basco, 61, made headlines after issuing a public invitation to his wife Margie’s funeral, saying he felt alone as the couple didn’t have any nearby relatives. Over 3,000 people turned out for her services and over a thousand flower arrangements were sent for the funeral.
The following weekend, Basco’s vehicle was stolen and wrecked. In addition to the car destruction, the thief also stole a pressure washing machine from Basco’s trailer that he used for his mobile car washing business.
Casa Ford Lincoln, a dealership in El Paso, posted on its Facebook page that it was looking for ways to help Basco.
The dealership eventually gave Basco a brand new Ford Escape and a trailer.
“The Love of God has no borders,” the dealership wrote on Facebook.
CBS Dallas-Fort Worth reported that an anonymous donor bought Basco a new pressure washer for his business.