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Semi tractor stolen, police ask for information

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Police are asking the community for information regarding a stolen vehicle.

According to Brazil Police Captain Dennis Archer, a semi tractor belonging to Joshua Macaroni, of Family Attractions, was stolen Thursday, July 12, around noon.

The report states Macaroni parked the semi tractor at Forest Park July 8, near the carnival, and left it there while transporting some carnival equipment to another location. On Saturday, July 14, he came back to find the vehicle missing.

According to Archer, a park employee witnessed a male, 5'10", with sandy blond hair get into the truck and start it.

The vehicle had died, and the man got out and went to the restroom, according to the witness.

He came back from restroom and entered the truck a second time, started it and drove away.

"A couple people had saw the individual, but no one recognized him," Archer said. The incident took place Thursday, July 12, around noon.

"We're following up with whatever leads we can get," Archer said. "We have no suspects at this time, so if anybody has information, we would appreciate them calling us. We'll follow up on any calls we receive."

Macaroni recently released a statement for a $1,000 reward for the truck.

The vehicle is a 1995 yellow Volvo with a tag number of IP063V.

The door of the truck reads, "Family Attractions, 1709A Gornto Rd., #379 Valdosta, Ga., 31601."

The serial number is 4V1WDBRF1SN692049.

If anyone sees the vehicle or has any information regarding the theft, please contact the Brazil City Police Department at 446-2211.

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Well now.......did Mr. Macaroni leave the keys in the ignition????? 8\

-- Posted by eyn62 on Tue, Jul 17, 2012, at 8:51 PM

Saw it leaving the park going south on SR 59 about that time.

It was being followed by a late model red Dodge pickup with tool boxes in the bed.

-- Posted by Thomas on Wed, Jul 18, 2012, at 2:22 PM

Maybe the police should look at the I-70 webcam.

-- Posted by spotdean on Wed, Jul 18, 2012, at 6:42 PM

Of course no attention would have been drawn to a man getting in a semi, starting it, driving it a ways, it dying .. the man leaving the truck to hit the restroom, then getting BACK into the truck and driving away.

By all logic, it was HIS truck. Who would return to a stolen truck moments after leaving it?

Strange situation. Hope they find it, though.

-- Posted by Emmes on Thu, Jul 19, 2012, at 11:24 AM

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