World War II veteran and Windsor resident 94-year-old Paul Casserino’s car was taken right out of his garage two weeks ago, leaving him homebound and away from his beloved wife.
"She was 93 years old when she died she was the only woman I ever loved," said Casserino.
Each day, Casserino makes the 2 mile trip from his home to the Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery to visit the love of his life, his wife of 69 years.
"I usually go down twice a day, morning and afternoon," said Casserino. “I keep flowers on her grave and keep her grave nice and neat and clean."
However, those trips to the cemetery came to an abrupt end after someone stole his car – a 2001 Mercury Sable station wagon, out of his garage in the middle of the night.
"I was shocked and angry." Not only was the car gone, but Casserino said some very personal items, as well.
"The most valuable things were two bibles that I used to l read at the cemetery to myself and to my wife and a walker and a set of tools,” said Casserino.
Casserino said he has a message for the person who stole his car.
"I'd say if he called up and said he had the car I'd tell him to bring it back and repent and i would forget about it."
On Monday, a woman in Hartford said she saw the car parked across the street from her house and called police. Now Cessarino has his car back.
Copyright 2016 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.