Not my video, Construction Workers Catch Thief - Wait For It.

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Awesome video but whatever was stolen wasn't worth smashing up his truck.

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Thieves get what they deserve, which is death, but smashing up THEIR stuff is the next best thing.

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The parked white pickup truck across the street has blue stobe lights on the back window.
Police truck?
 

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Awesome video but whatever was stolen wasn't worth smashing up his truck.
Judging from the size of that big ass chrome bumper on the front of his work truck I doubt a pit maneuver did anything that wont just polish out; to the truck that is.. and its a work truck, the more beatup they look the less ppl fuck with em ;)
 

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Dude jumping on the car hood, LOL. What an extreme reaction for minor property theft. Just get the license plate next time. Let cops do, what they do.
Hopefully the guy on the hood of the car didn't get any major injuries. Could have been entertaining if one or more of the guys chasing the thief had a cordless nail gun in their hand
 

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Dude jumping on the car hood, LOL. What an extreme reaction for minor property theft. Just get the license plate next time. Let cops do, what they do.
Oh, you mean come and take a report, that they promptly round file and then do nothing about? Do you know what percentage of thieves actually get caught and people's stuff returned? It's fine if you don't wanna do anything but some of us worked hard for our shit and do not appreciate some pile of garbage just taking it because their lazy ass doesn't want to work. It's not about the value, it's the principal of the thing. Get broken into and you'll understand, respectfully.
 

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To add to hmjgriffon's comment, I'll share a story.

A friend (General Contractor, GC) had $15K of tools/equipment stolen from his job site one weekend.
Police came, and gave him a case number.
The GC saw his stuff for sale on Craig's list,, and called police.
"Try to buy the stuff, we'll show up". A Sting.
"Don't bring any guns with you when you meet to strike a deal for the tools", the police instructed.
GC arranges to meet and buy his tools.
He arrives with a few friends, including a former Marine. All unarmed (unusual for these guys).
The "seller" shows up. Without the tools.
The police don't show up.
The GC tells the seller "I think those are my tools"
The seller pulls out a gun, and points it at all of them.
Fortunately, that's when the police finally arrive.
The seller is arrested for outstanding felony warrants, for being a felon in possession of a gun, and for brandishing.
The GC asks the cops about his tools. "Get the guy to return my tools!" the GC demands.

Here's the killer.
Just get the license plate next time. Let cops do, what they do.
The police said "We have him under arrest for several felonies and serious crimes. Even if we made him take us to the stolen tools, there is no proof he's the thief. All we could charge him with is 'in possession of stolen property', which is a misdemeanor. We have enough felonies on this guy, we don't need an additional misdemeanor. Wwe could ask him where your tools are, but he doesn't have to tell us."

The police refused to do anything to follow up on the burglarly, or to reunite the GC with his stolen property.
The police made it clear their job is to catch criminals. It's not to recover personal property for civilians.

Conclusions:
- If there is a robbery or burglary, your "stuff" is outside the focus of the police. And you probably won't get your "stuff" back.
- The job of the police is not to protect your "stuff", but to catch criminals.
- In the above video, I didn't see anything stolen, since the would-be thief was spotted. Technically, what crime was committed? Not theft or burglary.
- If the police watched this video, multiple parties might have a hard time explaining their actions. eg: deliberately hitting another car, speeding, jumping on a car hood, not stopping when someone is on your hood, etc.
- Yes, we can let "cops do what they do", ie: catch criminals.
- Protecting our property, our family, and our "stuff" is our job, not the job of the cops.

Note: I'm a reasonable man. "Stuff" is just stuff, it can be replaced, it's not worth killing someone or putting ourselves in serious harm's way.
eg: Today, I wouldn't jump on the hood of the car over a piece of plastic pipe..... During my twenties, I'm not so sure....

My two cents.

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To add to hmjgriffon's comment, I'll share a story.

A friend (General Contractor, GC) had $15K of tools/equipment stolen from his job site one weekend.
Police came, and gave him a case number.
The GC saw his stuff for sale on Craig's list,, and called police.
"Try to buy the stuff, we'll show up". A Sting.
"Don't bring any guns with you when you meet to strike a deal for the tools", the police instructed.
GC arranges to meet and buy his tools.
He arrives with a few friends, including a former Marine. All unarmed (unusual for these guys).
The "seller" shows up. Without the tools.
The police don't show up.
The GC tells the seller "I think those are my tools"
The seller pulls out a gun, and points it at all of them.
Fortunately, that's when the police finally arrive.
The seller is arrested for outstanding felony warrants, for being a felon in possession of a gun, and for brandishing.
The GC asks the cops about his tools. "Get the guy to return my tools!" the GC demands.

Here's the killer.


The police said "We have him under arrest for several felonies and serious crimes. Even if we made him take us to the stolen tools, there is no proof he's the thief. All we could charge him with is 'in possession of stolen property', which is a misdemeanor. We have enough felonies on this guy, we don't need an additional misdemeanor. Wwe could ask him where your tools are, but he doesn't have to tell us."

The police refused to do anything to follow up on the burglarly, or to reunite the GC with his stolen property.
The police made it clear their job is to catch criminals. It's not to recover personal property for civilians.

Conclusions:
- If there is a robbery or burglary, your "stuff" is outside the focus of the police. And you probably won't get your "stuff" back.
- The job of the police is not to protect your "stuff", but to catch criminals.
- In the above video, I didn't see anything stolen, since the would-be thief was spotted. Technically, what crime was committed? Not theft or burglary.
- If the police watched this video, multiple parties might have a hard time explaining their actions. eg: deliberately hitting another car, speeding, jumping on a car hood, not stopping when someone is on your hood, etc.
- Yes, we can let "cops do what they do", ie: catch criminals.
- Protecting our property, our family, and our "stuff" is our job, not the job of the cops.

Note: I'm a reasonable man. "Stuff" is just stuff, it can be replaced, it's not worth killing someone or putting ourselves in serious harm's way.
eg: Today, I wouldn't jump on the hood of the car over a piece of plastic pipe..... During my twenties, I'm not so sure....

My two cents.

Fastb
you are 100% correct about the police, I will agree to disagree on the other, I will risk my life in a heartbeat to stop someone from doing something like that to me, note, I will stay within the law, but it's not a very far leap to get someone to do something that would be considered a threat of great bodily harm so the bottom line is, if you try to steal my stuff, you better hope I don't catch you because at the very least, you're getting an ass beating, at the very worst, you're for-fitting your miserable life. but then, I carry everyday because I would risk my life to save the life of anyone around me from someone who deserves it, not saying anyone else has to be that way, but I know many who are. Letting scum of the earth walk all over you is why they do what they do to begin with. If tomorrow the penalty for theft was death, what do you think would happen to the rate of thefts? :)
 

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@Fastb an attempt to commit crime was made. Depending on the item it could be a felony. Most states people have a right to make a citizens arrest and use force to do so.

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Any additional details on this video? Would be interesting to know the outcome. Had to at least make a local paper.

Where did it come from?
 

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The parked white pickup truck across the street has blue stobe lights on the back window.
Police truck?
Those are white strobe lights. I see them on a lot of construction vehicles working at road / bridge / freeway construction sites. Kind of like the good ol yellow rotating light on the roof of the vehicle, but more noticeable.
 

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WOW..... and the dude was still on the hood that whole time WTF

But in the end the damage to the truck is worth getting your man back in the end. Im curious to know what injuries he had after the crash
 
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