Instant karma? Burglar’s pickup stolen mid-crime, police say

Crime

Surveillance video revealed not one, but two crimes, according to police

KENNEWICK, Wash. (KOIN) — Surveillance video captured someone taking off in another man’s pickup truck in Kennewick, Washington, on Sunday, but now police say the victim was actually in the act of burglarizing a nearby business.

The crimes happened around 6:00 a.m. Surveillance video shows the red 1992 Chevy pickup, which police said belongs to William Kelley, parked in a lot.

A man on a bicycle rides by, then circles back, throws his bike in the back, hops in the cab and takes off just as the Kelley approaches. Kelley chases the pickup and appears to throw something at it, but the other man gets away.

Police said Kelley reported the theft, telling them he had left his keys on the seat. Officers found surveillance video and said they discovered that Kelley was actually there in the first place because he was stealing from a business across the street. Kelley was booked into jail on a warrant and then a new burglary charge.

His pickup has not been found.

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