Weird News: Man Stole a Chinese Delivery Truck… and Kept on Delivering Orders!
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Our Georgia Insurance Problem Solvers assess risks and probabilities for a living. When we came across this story, however, it didn’t take much problem-solving sense to realize that this doesn’t happen very often.
How’s this for “weird news”?
Police in Connecticut say a man named Keith Hinds stole a car that was used to deliver Chinese food. But instead of making his big get-away, the criminal proceeded to drop off orders so he could pocket the customers’ money. Does he at least get points for creativity? Wow.
Hinds was charged on Friday with larceny, possession for less than half an ounce of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and other unspecified drug charges.
West Hartford police received a phone call from the delivery driver reporting the car was stolen after he left it outside while running into a school.
Police knew where the delivery truck was headed, foiling his grand escape from the law. Apparently, they just waited at his next delivery stop and apprehended him there. Whoops!
Even though Hinds didn’t forcibly take any cash from the restaurant’s customers, he was still in a lot of hot water for accepting the cash. Taking someone else’s property without permission is generally considered theft, even if you don’t have to use force to get it.