Former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe said his car was stolen Monday in Washington.

“Went in for lunch … came out and car was stolen,” McAuliffe wrote on Twitter.

A report from D.C. police said McAuliffe, a resident of Northern Virginia, had parked a Ford Explorer about 1 p.m. in the 900 block of Sixth Street NW. When he returned to the spot at 2 p.m., the vehicle was gone, the report said.

McAuliffe said police were “right on it,” and the vehicle was “recovered immediately.”

Police said the vehicle was found parked and unoccupied on K Street NW, just west of North Capitol Street. The site is a little more than a half-mile from where the vehicle was parked initially.

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It was not immediately clear who took the Explorer or why.

“Thank you for a job well done,” McAuliffe tweeted to D.C. police.

McAuliffe (D) was governor from 2014 to 2018.

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A spokesman for the former governor said McAuliffe was on his way to a party connected to his new book, “Beyond Charlottesville: Taking a Stand Against White Nationalism.”

According to the spokesman, Jake Rubenstein, the only thing that upset McAuliffe was that whoever took the car “didn’t think to grab a few copies” of the book.

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