A van painted to look like the one from Scooby Doo was stolen Friday and crashed into a home in St. Paul. (ST. PAUL POLICE)
Zoinks! A van painted to look like the Mystery Machine van from “Scooby-Doo” crashed into a home in St. Paul, and police soon learned it had been stolen.
No injuries were reported, but the custom-painted van sustained front-end damage.
Guy Frechette was sleeping about 3 a.m. Friday when St. Paul police officers knocked on his door in the Payne-Phalen area, a few miles from the crash site, to tell him about his van. Frechette didn’t know it was missing but learned it had been stolen from in front of his home in the 700 block of East Nevada Avenue.
“When the police knock on your door that early in the morning, it can never be good news,” Frechette said. “But no one died, and it’s just a van when it comes down to it. We paint it, we have fun with it.”