Man in tractor catches thief who took his truck

5 years 1 month 3 days ago Tuesday, June 02 2015 Jun 2, 2015 Tuesday, June 02, 2015 12:33:00 PM CDT June 02, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

VALLES MINES (AP) - Charges were pending Tuesday against a would-be truck thief in eastern Missouri after the victim climbed on a tractor to chase him down.

KTVI-TV reports police credit Zanescot Kester with not only catching the suspect, but recovering two stolen trucks.

Kester was loading wood into his pickup with his tractor May 21. He was moving a log when he noticed the truck pulling away.

Kester hopped onto the tractor and gave chase, calling the sheriff's department in the process.

Police said the suspect took Kester's truck to try and free another pickup that was stuck. It turned out that truck had been stolen, too.

Kester cornered the suspect until police arrived. Both he and the other victim have their trucks back.

 

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