They call him the clunker killer

DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) - August 24, 2009

He's a notary for the Baton Rouge, La., based All Star Automotive Group dealerships.

But Owens is the go-to guy for putting all those clunkers out of their misery.

The government's Cash for Clunkers program requires the cars' engines be disabled by pouring sodium silicate into them.

That's where Owens comes in.

He pours the chemical into the engines and certifies the cars are goners.

Owens tells a local paper he fells like he has to watch good engines die.

After another clunker bit the dust, Owens said there goes "one less hot rod."

The national Cash for Clunkers program ends today.

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