• Apr 13th 2007 at 6:32PM
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You may recall last year we posted on David Beckham's intimate experiences with grand theft auto. His armour-plated BMW X5 was boosted from a shopping mall parking garage in Madrid, Spain despite the high-tech anti-theft security system onboard that the criminals may have used a laptop PC to bypass. Nearly one year later the stolen X5 may have been found, though not up on cinder blocks in a dark alley. No, it appears that Beckham's Bimmer found its way into the hands of a Macedonian government official, Interior Minister Gordana Jankulovska.

Snaps of Jankulovska entering a BMW X5 thought to be Beckham's were published yesterday in Macedonian newspapers. Macedonian police claim that before it reached their homeland, the SUV had changed hands some 20 times in Spain, before it was shipped to Greece and then driven to Macedonia. Once there, it was siezed in the raid of a people-smuggling ring and placed in government custody. After no one claimed it, the goverment of Macedonia took the keys and it wound up with Jankulovska. The Interior Minister, who obviously counts herself a member of the Beckham Nation, stated, "If Beckham asks for the vehicle back, then I will hand him the keys myself." Classy way to get an autograph, Madam Interior Minister.

[Source: The Sun]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      That's nothing extraordinary. This BMW has been stolen more than 2 years ago and as it entered Macedonia illegally, it has been seized by the authorities. As nobody has claimed this vehicle (although there were rumors more than a year ago, that it has been captured), the Macedonian government has taken the property of it. Simple as pie.

      By the way, visit Macedonia, if you happen to take the once-in-a-lifetime Europe trip. It's a beautiful country.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #10 - That's a lie, AL Gore invented the internet. He is filthy rich, I doubt he'll care go and recover his vehicle.
      Greg A.
      • 8 Years Ago
      By the way, Becks may need an armored SUV now more than he did when he was in Spain. :-)
      • 8 Years Ago
      IF Beckham wants the car back?

      No, jackass...you can just keep it.

      • 8 Years Ago
      Scares me to think how easily my 1990 535i could be stolen...
      • 8 Years Ago
      David Beckham? Is he supposed to be famous or something? What is he, a pop singer?
      • 8 Years Ago
      So we are to believe that the Macedonian Gov't buys vehicles for its elected officials after changing hands.. how many times?

      Please... this story is baloney.

      How many other vehicles does this Gov't own that were lifted in other countries?
      • 8 Years Ago
      David Beckham is HOT
      • 8 Years Ago
      I see soccer balls aren't the only things that get stolen away from him.
      Greg A.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Re:#6 "OTOH, I would imagine that tracking down the owners of recovered stolen property that came from abroad is time consuming and not something the Macedonian policy have a lot of resources for..."

      Yet the Macedonian police were able to uncover that "Before it reached Macedonia, this vehicle had changed hands 20 times in Spain." Something smells fishy.
      • 8 Years Ago
      If he's accepted the insurance money, then the car's not going to go back to him, but the insurance company.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow Macedonia is run by youngins!
      The president is 37,
      The male ministers are age 51, 31, 36, 70, 47, 60, 38, 39, 35, 40, 54, 29, 34, 47, 29, 42, 30.
      The female ministers' ages are not listed, but they're young too!

      Many are university educated in the USA.
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