Stolen restored bus found in Albuquerque neighborhood

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A unique “kool” bus is no longer in the wrong hands.

Mahan Kalpa Khalsa from Espanola had his 1949 school bus parked on Central and Third Street Monday afternoon. When he went back to it at about 1 p.m., it was gone. So, he called the police and made a report.

Khalsa says he bought the bus six years ago and had just finished restoring it. It’s something special his family enjoys.

“I drive my kids to school in it, my grandkids, and we go on excursions and so it’s a fascinating piece of my family’s good times,” Khalsa said.

Overnight, Khalsa called us to let KRQE News 13 know that police located it in a northwest Albuquerque neighborhood abandoned.

He says it’s not clear if anyone is facing charges, but he is glad to have it back. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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