A trucker who discovered a thief trying to take his cargo during a delivery to a liquor store was able to detain the man until police arrived. His quick thinking allowed him to come up with a simple yet creative solution. It doesn’t matter if a thief has your cargo if they’re locked in your trailer with it!
It was just after 8:00am when officers arrived at Captain Jack’s Liquor Land in Bismarck, North Dakota. They were responding to a report that a young man was trying to steal a load of liquor out of the back of the semi-truck that was delivering it to the store.
According to the trucker, the thief had climbed in to the trailer and was trying to make off with the cargo when he was discovered. The thief told the driver that he was stealing the load, but the driver refused. Instead of putting himself in harm’s way however, the driver just closed the trailer doors and locked them before calling the police.
While he was locked inside, the would-be-thief caused $596 worth of damage by tossing cases of booze around the trailer.
Once police arrived however, they were able to subdue him at gunpoint and make the arrest.