North Carolina Man’s Truck Stolen At Car Wash With Dog Inside
Never leave your car unlocked with the keys inside, even if you’re close enough to touch your vehicle. That’s the lesson learned this weekend for one North Carolina man. He was washing his white 1990 Ford F150 pickup at a car wash when suddenly the car sped away. Yes, the truck was stolen at a car wash. What is this world coming to? To make matters worse his dog Suzie was inside the vehicle as it drove away. This is according to a Facebook post by the Thomasville Police Department.
The incident occurred at the Hasty Car Wash in Thomasville around 6pm on Sunday. The suspect snuck into the otherside of the truck and was able to drive away before being spotted. Investigating officers believe he targeted the car wash just waiting for the right opportunity. According to the Facebook post, “the suspect walked right up while the owner was washing the truck and was able to sneak in the other side. The suspect sped off with the owner’s dog still inside. He was last seen on National Highway heading toward High Point.”
Luckily an update to the post let us know that Suzie, a Belgian Malinois, has been located. Tuesday she was returned to her owner. The truck and the suspect, identified as James William Howard, are still at large, however. If you have knowledge of the incident you are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 36-476-8477. The truck is a gray and white Ford F1050 with a plate number HP-8761.
This is definitely a reminder to always take your keys with you and keep your vehicle locked at all times. This includes at the gas station and the car wash. Stay safe out there. hopefully this is the last time we hear about a truck or any vehicle being stolen at a car wash.
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