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April 14, 1989 | STEPHEN BRAUN, Times Staff Writer
For a man who excelled at picking locks, stealing cars and breaking-and-entering, Donald Bledsoe made quite a few friends in law enforcement. On Thursday, several of them gathered to honor the reformed criminal during a memorial service at the Church of the Recessional in Forest Lawn. A career auto thief and burglar who used his talents to fashion a new life as a security consultant, Bledsoe, 63, died of a heart attack in Fullerton last week while at the wheel of his Corvette--the car he had most preferred to steal.
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April 14, 1989 | STEPHEN BRAUN, Times Staff Writer
For a man who excelled at picking locks, stealing cars and breaking-and-entering, Donald Bledsoe made quite a few friends in law enforcement. On Thursday, several of them gathered to honor the reformed criminal during a memorial service at the Church of the Recessional in Forest Lawn. A career auto thief and burglar who used his talents to fashion a new life as a security consultant, Bledsoe, 63, died of a heart attack in Fullerton last week while at the wheel of his Corvette--the car he had most preferred to steal.
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April 14, 1989
"He never held it against us for what we had to do to him. He knew it went with the territory." --Ira Seltzer, a former prosecutor who twice won convictions against Donald Bledsoe, a career criminal and accomplished car thief who so impressed law enforcement officials that they held a memorial service for him following his death last week.
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