Police have located a motorhome that disappeared during the filming of a hit TV reality show in Bountiful, Utah, according to a report in the Salt Lake Tribune.
The thieves left the RV in need of an extreme bumper makeover, but the vehicle was otherwise in good condition.
The producers of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” borrowed the 39-foot 2000 Fleetwood Bounder 39-Z motorhome for use by the film crew while they rebuilt a home in Bountiful earlier this month.
It was last seen Aug. 8 driving away from a nearby church parking lot. Bountiful police Cpl. Carl Krall said police found the RV in the driveway of a vacant home on Ridge Hill Drive.
The RV had damage to its rear bumper and two rear storage compartments, presumably a result of trying to move the vehicle in and out of the home’s driveway.
Rob Terry, the director of sales and marketing for Ardell Brown RV in Sandy, Utah, which owns the RV, estimated the damage at $3,000 and said the show or its insurance company will pay the cost.
Terry had earlier said the crew had left the keys in the ignition and the doors to the missing RV unlocked when they finished shooting at the site last week.
Krall said police are still investigating the incident. “I’m sure it’s got to be someone from the neighborhood,” Krall said. “Who else would know a home up there was vacant?”