st. Lewis (KMOV/Gray News) – Missouri police said he had arrested three people for stealing an Amazon driver’s private car.
An Amazon driver’s black BMW was stolen around 5 a.m. Monday while a worker left the car running while delivering a package in the neighborhood, according to Sunset Hills Police.
Police say the group of men got out of the SUV and into a BMW before they drove away.
Richmond Heights Police Chief Gerry Roll told KMOV that the delivery driver’s son-in-law tracked the vehicle using the vehicle’s remote tracking capabilities.
Rohr said his son-in-law caught up with the vehicle at an intersection and confronted the group, which prompted him to shoot the driver in the leg.
The BMW was disabled at an intersection near Interstate 64, and the suspect fled past a police station into a nearby neighborhood.
Authorities said two adults and a juvenile were eventually arrested and two handguns were recovered.
The police chief said he did not condone his son-in-law’s behavior, but that his motives were understandable because his mother-in-law needed a car to earn a living. , he said he wouldn’t be surprised if other victims took matters into their own hands.
According to KMOV, Amazon’s drivers make deliveries as early as 4 a.m., and the drivers use their own vehicles to make deliveries.
Mr Rohr said his son-in-law would likely be charged with illegal firearm use.
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