Suspect Drives Truck Straight Through Shop’s Fence

A suspect drove a stolen truck straight through a tire shop’s fence in Santee Saturday morning.

“Very brazen. 7 o’clock in the morning, traffic going by. It amazes me, those thieves. They just don’t get it,” owner Wayne Miller told NBC7 Monday.

The man hopped the fence of the tire shop Saturday morning, got into a service truck, stole eight used tires, then plowed through the fence and drove off apparently unaware he was being captured on surveillance video. His shop has more than a dozen cameras and motion sensors.

“Friends called me from the swap meet down the street telling me ‘hey your fence is blown out and I just saw your truck drive by.’ It’s like wow, I can’t believe it,” Miller said.

In 25 years this is the first time his business has had any problems but he said despite this one incident his business will move forward.

“We’re here to stay; we're not going anywhere…This guy’s not going to discourage us. Like I said just turn the page and go on,” Miller added.

Sheriff’s deputies say the suspect is a man between the ages of 18 and 30 seen wearing a dark hoodie and khaki pants with short black hair in the video.

The service truck stolen is a 2003 white Dodge Ram 3500, California license plate 6u86962.

The investigation is ongoing.

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