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Woman steals her car back after tracking down thieves; culprits arrested

/ 06:19 PM July 16, 2019

A woman in Missouri, USA, managed to “steal” her car back from thieves, after locating them using her own sleuthing skills.

Danielle Reno’s vehicle was stolen while she was at a gas station last Tuesday, July 9, as per her Facebook post on July 11.



Video 1- “I stole my car back” So after my car was stolen on Tuesday night from Quick Trip off of 152 and North Oak, I filed a police report. We tracked my phone to 169 S and then it was shut off. I watched the surveillance tape but they wouldn’t let me record it so I engraved it in my brain. That night at 1:30am my Unleashed card was used at Taco Bell on Parvin for $14. At 6:32am my Unleashed card was used at BP right by 291 in Independence for $20 for gas. That owner remembered her and let me take a video of the surveillance video. My personal debit was attempted at Walmart.com and declined. I shut off the Unleashed card, my personal debit, and my personal credit card. Last night at 8pm, my phone was turned back on and located in KCMO. We went there and talked to the people who both admitted to seeing my car, knew the color of it, said the person was “just visiting”, and then it got weird. I called the cops but when they got there, the people told them I didn’t know what I was talking about. Long story short, KCPD left. Then today, I decided to turn my credit card back on to see how stupid this girl was. She used my card an hour later at the Conoco/Phillips 66 off 210 and 435 to buy beer, cigarettes, and gas. We drove there and talked to the manager who was actually the one who helped them. He couldn’t show me the surveillance but confirmed it was the same girl and said she had another girl with her. An attendant overheard us and told me she heard the girl say something about going to Applebee’s. I had my sister go to the one in Zona. We went to the one in Gladstone. No sign. We then went to the one in Independence no sign. So we decided to go back to the one in Gladstone and post up. We just had a gut feeling. We order our food and got our waters. Two seconds later, 3 trashy people walk in. I recognized her from the surveillance videos. I was shaking! I grabbed my spare key and went outside and found my car. This video is what happened next. Savannah G-love Dean stayed at the Applebee’s and followed them so we knew where to tell the police they went.

Người đăng: Danielle Reno vào Thứ Năm, 11 tháng 7, 2019

After finding out her car was stolen, Reno filed a formal report at a nearby police station. She then took matters into her own hands. She tracked purchases on her debit and credit cards, as well as the activity of her phone, which were all inside the stolen vehicle. 

She later discovered her card was used at a gas station. Reno went straight there and asked the employees about her stolen car and the thieves. One attendant overheard her and told her the criminals had said they were heading to an Applebee’s branch.

Reno and her sister immediately went to the restaurant to catch the people responsible for the theft. Moments after she arrived, Reno saw the criminal walk into the establishment with her wallet and keys.

She then took advantage of the moment and sneaked out of the restaurant to steal her car back while the thief was busy. After getting her vehicle back, Reno notified the police of the development regarding her case. 

Authorities arrived at the scene and arrested the suspected thief along with two others. They were charged with grand theft and possession of a stolen vehicle. They may also face charges regarding the use of Reno’s stolen credit cards.


In a separate update, Reno revealed that it took her two days of “non-stop stalking” to locate the thieves and get her car back. She also stated that the vehicle’s back door would not open and that it was full of “disgusting” items from the criminals. She did not elaborate.  /ra


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