I’m writing this on the Saturday. Watching the OSU/TCU game.
It has been a great surprise – both to me and TCU. I think TCU is the more surprised.
I’m writing this early (by a day date) just to set down the details of the incident. Some three years or so ago I wrote of a man getting busted by the law for mistreating animals. He kept a number of exotic animals on his property and was suspected of mistreating them.
The investigators found the animals in poor condition, bones of animals, both domestic and wild littered the property. The humane folks took the animals, forced the man out of business and got him some jail time.
The man and a son resurfaced a year or so later as a suspect in a cattle rustling episode. It turned out that while the man was a participant, his son was the johhie on the spot thief. The old man got a six months or so.
Fast forward to two weeks ago and near neighbors trailer was ripped off, the cameras around the house were examined and some clues found. The cops located the cargo o the trailer in a barr ditch and the trailer still elusive.
The police found a suspect vehicle, matching the photos of the cameras but had no positive ID on either the vehicle or the folks in it at the time of the theft of the trailer.
They lurked. They had located the truck and what they suspected as the trailer in a different county and had a jurisdictional problem, not really worth fighting over an eight hundred dollar trailer.
This past Friday they saw the suspect vehicle dragging a trailer matching the near neighbors description, pulled the PU over and matched serial numbers on the trailer to the bill of sale and arrested the PU Driver.
They had their man.
So, near neighbor received his stove back, and his trailer a week later. He now has the trailer, with the stove upon it (with a different trap covering both) and has the trailer chained to his front porch.
The horse, the gate, and the time.
From the reaches,