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Owner chases pickup thief in underwear

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The owner of a stolen pickup truck, wearing only his underwear, used his wife's van to chase down the thief. The 29-year-old man was sipping coffee in his garage before dawn Sunday when his Ford Ranger suddenly started up and roared off.

The man, whose name was withheld, then jumped into his wife's van and, wearing only his underwear, gave chase. Inside the floor-installer's pickup were his tools.

"He said 'I just couldn't let my truck go because it's my livelihood,'" said Kirk Durbin of the California Highway Patrol.

The man pursued his pickup at speeds up to 80 mph in the unincorporated Riverside County community before ramming the Ford Ranger with his wife's van. The pickup struck a concrete barrier and the thief ran into a field and got into a Chevrolet S-10 pickup and fled, the CHP said.

The Ford Ranger had moderate damage to the front and back, and the van had major damage in the front, Durbin said.

By the time investigators arrived, the man had called his wife on a witness's cell phone and had her bring him some clothes, the CHP officer said.

"He's got a lot of courage," Durbin said.

There were no arrests.

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yeah I see people on this site doing this, I see myself doing the same thing though Id try not to hurt my truck
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Damn he's got some goonies! I hope they catch that guy.
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That was kinda stupid ramming the your truck with your van
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That was kinda stupid ramming the your truck with your van
Have your own construction business then you can re-think that statement =]

Hell, I would have 5k in tools in my lil truck sitting out front of my house. I'd shoot a hole in my block with the .357 before I let some crook take my bread and butter.
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I would do that, but I don't just lounge around in my underwear so I would have gym shorts on at least. I would definately not just sit by and let some one take my baby! I wouldn't wreck it either.
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I would chase them my last resort would be wrecking both my vehicles
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I'd prolly ram my own vehicle just to get my dewalt box back!
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Those dents will buff out. lol
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