MONROE COUNTY -- Police in the Poconos said a black 2012 Porsche was reported stolen from in front of a home on Burger Road in Blakeslee on October 18 and then, on Wednesday, that vehicle was found 137 miles away, abandoned on Lee Hollow Road in Delaware County, New York.
Now people living in Pike and Monroe counties are considering the possibility that suspected cop killer Eric Frein may have stolen the car and gotten out of the state.
"It would be kind of nice if he did because our lives could get back to normal. Yeah. We're all just kind of held hostage. No school, school, stay home from work," said Jennifer Velcamp of Scotrun.
A spokesperson for the Delaware County Sheriff's Department said authorities there are "Definitely working with Pennsylvania State Police" to determine if Eric Frein has anything to do with the stolen vehicle.
For more than 40 days, hundreds of members of law enforcement have been scouring the woods of Pike and Monroe counties for the suspected.
Police believe he shot two troopers in an ambush attack in Blooming Grove Township on September 12, killing one and injuring another.
Frein may be in another state entirely, but most people we spoke with don't think so.
"I just thought it was a coincidence. I don't think it has anything to do with the story," said Koriann Gomez of Tobyhanna.
"Basically, I think he's still around, you know?" agreed Mark Stokes of Tobyhanna Township.
The police chief for Pocono Mountain Regional Police said there is no specific evidence at this point that leads investigators to believe Frein is involved in the car theft, but police just want to be sure.
"He could be in the woods next door, we don't even know. It would be better if he was in another state. It's their problem now," said Allie Velcamp of Scotrun.