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Fish house THEFT Maplewood (almost)


dougger222

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This morning at around 3am my wife watched while playing games on the PC a pick up truck pull up into the driveway and back up to the 2004 Ice Castle $11,000 fish house. We're storing the fish house for her step Dad while a garage is being built on there property on the other side of Maplewood. A call was made to her step Dad who said he didn't tell anybody to pick up the fish house. Luckily he woke up by the cell phone call which confirmed our suspicions. When I looked outside I saw a pick up backed about 10ft in front of the shanty with one guy in the back pushing while the other guy was pulling by the tongue. My wife then called the police and I went outside to investigate. I grabbed a couple short 2x4's and pulled my wifes Excursion in front of the truck. As soon as they seen me go outside the thief's made a run for the fenced in back yard.

Shortly there after several Police started showing up. A check of the license plate of the late 80's pick up truck showed it to be stolen from a couple blocks away. The K9's followed the tracks to a car sitting a block away were the thief's sped off.

The owner of the truck was contacted and picked up and dropped off to his truck.

My wife and I were out of town Thursday and Friday night.

This was definitely planned out and luckily for my wifes addiction to backgammon the would be thief's got away with nothing.

We are both happy the fish house was not stolen but it would have been better to have waited and called the cops and then slowly followed in the Excursion until the cops got on there tail and made arrests.

Ice fisherman, better start locking up your fish houses even on land!!!

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dougger222, sorry to read your story! i've had my house in

the driveway for 3weeks without any trouble. do you have

your tounge locked? or your house dropped to the ground? i

know it makes it hard to steal if you can't tow it down

the road. something to think about, later Dogg

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