NS trailer theft sting gets stung by residents

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Roscoe P. Coaltrain
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NS trailer theft sting gets stung by residents

Post by Roscoe P. Coaltrain » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:14 pm

NS has been having problems in the Chicago area with intermodal trailer break-ins and theft of goods. So they were trying to run a sting in the neighborhoods around Englewood where the police fake an arrest of a truck driver, and haul him off and leave the truck on the side of the road, where other cops were watching to nab any break-in artists once the news of the abandoned truck made it's way around the hood.

Unfortunately, some residents were watching and filming the cops doing their setup work.

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Video is about an hour long, it begins with the occupants of the truck and apprehension vehicles performing their 'job briefing'. A little bit down the road, about 10 minutes into the video, a local cop car pulls the JB Hunt Intermodal semi over and they go through though the motions of a fake arrest. When they set up the truck, they parked it just after city intersections with a crosswalk, so neighborhood residents using the sidewalk would pass right by the rear door of the trailer.

Once the cops know the residents are wise, the truck driver mysteriously re-appears from one of the chase vehicles.

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Re: NS trailer theft sting gets stung by residents

Post by NYS&W142Fan » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:54 pm

Sounds like some of the "residents" are the problem! If you are not guilty, then you have nothing to complain about! The Police should be seriously talking to those who "complained".

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