Skip to comments.NC:Truck theft thwarted by armed owner
Posted on 06/22/2013 9:16:37 AM PDT by marktwain
SALISBURY Authorities say a Salisbury man caught his neighbor in the act of stealing his truck and held him at gunpoint until officers arrived.
Tuesday morning, the Rowan County Sheriffs Office got a call from James Lambert. He said he was holding someone at gunpoint who had tried to steal his truck. Lambert told deputies he was in his house on Hildebran Road when he heard the truck start up. He said he ran out of the house with a pistol and saw Richard Lee Wright III, 19, also of Hildebran Road, in the drivers seat of his 1993 Ford Ranger.
According to the Sheriffs Office report, Lambert ordered Wright to get out of the vehicle and lie down on the ground. Wright obeyed.
When deputies arrived, Lambert said he believed Wright was the one who had broken into his house and stolen a handgun the day before. Wright admitted to the gun theft upon further questioning, according to the report.
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Stealing from your neighbors is pretty stupid. They’ll often catch on, even if they don’t catch you in the act.
Stealing a ‘93 Ford Ranger?
Not sopmething you hear about every day
Poor Wright was only trying to obtain transportation so that he wouldn’t have to thieve in his own neighborhood.
Interesting plan ... steal the gun first, then come back for the truck. Of course, that presupposes you know how to count.
WTF is wrong with Tennessee? Yeah, they have good gun laws, but boy do they need them! Every other post this am on FR has to do with someone in Tennessee getting “proned out” by a homeowner or shot B&E.
What does this have to do with Tennessee? I believe this is North Carolina.
“I believe this is North Carolina.”
Indeed. Salisbury is in North Carolina.
The local joke is that this is where the Salisbury Steak was invented (it’s not).
“What does this have to do with Tennessee? I believe this is North Carolina.”
Thank you, MT, for putting the state in your gun posts. You are one of the few who do so on a regular basis.
You are welcome.