"Daddy don't!" she said in the video. "The cops are going to come!"
When he started up the engine, her jaw dropped. Her folks then revealed that the car was actually coming home with them. She screamed and jumped for joy into her dad's arms for a huge hug like she had just received a new puppy.
"She's crying!" Katelynn's dad said with a laugh. She jumped into the driver's seat and hugged the steering wheel, still in shock.
"Wait, this is actually ours?" she asked. Both parents answered yes.
We'd be in disbelief, too. She certainly doesn't remember the carmaker's heyday, or the initial popularity of the film Back to the Future, but the funky DeLorean has undeniable appeal. It still commands a broad fan base, despite only 9,000 units sold in the 80s. The DMC-12 is so enduring that a new version of the automaker, the DeLorean Motor Company, is planning to build new DeLoreans next year for the first time since the company went into receivership in 1982.