CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1989 |
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.