Don’t mess with Texans.
A San Antonio man took matters into his own hands and used an Apple AirTag to track and kill the suspect who stole his truck on Wednesday.
According to police, the thief had no idea the truck he just stole was marked with an Apple AirTag.
The owner of the truck located the stolen vehicle 20 miles from his north San Antonio home and confronted the thief.
According to police, the suspect likely pulled out a firearm during the confrontation before being fatally shot by the truck owner.
An investigation is currently underway to determine whether the owner of the truck will be charged.
“If you are to get your vehicle stolen, please do not take matters into your own hands like this,” Officer Nick Soliz pleaded. “It’s never safe as you can see by this incident.”
KHOU 11 reported:
An investigation is underway after a man was killed after allegedly stealing a truck, according to San Antonio police.
The shooting happened Wednesday at a shopping center on San Antonio’s southeast side when police said the owner of the truck used an Apple AirTag to track down the alleged thief.
Police said they received a report about a stolen vehicle around 1 p.m. from a home in north San Antonio. The owner of the truck used the AirTag to track it down, but instead of alerting the police, he decided to take matters into his own hands.
The owner of the truck reportedly managed to track it down about 20 miles from where it was initially stolen. Police said the man shot and killed the alleged thief and that the thief was not aware of it being tracked.
Now police are working to determine if the suspect was armed. They also said victims of such crimes should not try to pursue suspects on their own.
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