STAR’S CAR DICED
TWO men have been jailed for stealing John Travolta’s beloved vintage MercedesBenz and chopping it into pieces. Travolta’s car, worth about $100,000, was reported stolen last September after the actor left it parked near a Jaguar dealership in Los Angeles. Following a tip, investigators went to an illegal auto repair facility and discovered what they called a ‘‘chop shop’’ of stolen cars and car parts. Various parts from Travolta’s 1970 Mercedes 280 SL convertible were among those found. The two men involved have been jailed for 14 years and 18 months, respectively.