CHICAGO (CBS) — On Friday, Chicago attorney C. Barry Montgomery was one of the blizzard-bested drivers on Lake Shore Drive who still hadn’t been reunited with his abandoned vehicle — until he told his story to CBS 2.

Montgomery was one of the 900 motorists stranded Tuesday and early Wednesday during the historic snowstorm that locked up the outer drive.

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“It was a frightening thing, it really was,” Montgomery said.

At 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, he decided to leave his luxury car, hop a fence and catch a cab home. Quite a luxury car it was: a black 2005 Mercedes-Benz S500 Sedan with a Wisconsin license plate, 560BKJ.

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Three days later, he still hadn’t found his vehicle, which cost $90,000 new, and the city didn’t seem to know where it was. Montgomery thought it may have been stolen.

But when his story aired Friday on the CBS 2 10 p.m. news, the attorney was in luck. A viewer watching the newscast recalled surveying the snowed-in Montrose Harbor area and coming across the Mercedes. He called the CBS 2 assignment desk, which contacted reporter Mike Parker.

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Bingo. In a live shot less than 30 minutes after his original story aired, Parker confirmed the car and license plate matched.