A 66-year-old Amazon driver was injured trying to prevent his truck from being stolen.
KITSAP COUNTY, Wash. – Law enforcement in Kitsap County is searching for someone who stole an Amazon delivery truck while the driver was dropping off a package at a Port Orchard home.
The driver was injured trying to stop the truck thief.
Rusty, who is contracted to Amazon, said he had just placed a package on the front porch of a house on Salmonberry Road Monday afternoon when he heard someone getting into his truck parked in front of the driveway.
“I haven’t run for office in 20 years,” said Rusty, who asked not to release his last name. “But I passed that field in a second and a half.”
Rusty said he managed to get into the side entrance of the truck before the thief “punched it”.
Rusty fell out of the car onto the sidewalk. Most of the right side of his body was bruised.
Rusty said: “Now I can’t comb my hair with my right hand.
A spokesman for the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office said the crime was organized, likely involving several people.
The truck was driven to a nearby clearing, where a witness told police she saw a woman helping a man move packages from an Amazon truck to a U-Haul truck. .
The U-Haul truck was found abandoned late that afternoon.
Detectives are working with Amazon to obtain surveillance video from the company’s delivery truck.
Rusty said he remembers seeing a U-Haul truck following him before the theft.
Despite regretting chasing the thief, the 66-year-old retired US Army member and longtime pickup truck driver said he felt violated when the man tried to take the vehicle. your download.
Primordial Instinct: It’s mine, not yours. That is all my responsibility. “I’m old enough to take my responsibilities seriously,” says Rusty.
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