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Longmont Man Run Over Trying to Stop Thief from Stealing His Truck

February 11, 2019

A 26-year-old Longmont man was run over Sunday by a thief stealing his truck at a Longmont car wash.

The man and his wife reported that the suspect stole their blue Toyota Tacoma truck at about 3:45 p.m. at a car wash near Missouri Avenue and Main Street, according to Longmont police Deputy Chief Jeff Satur.

While trying to stop the thief, the man was run over and seriously injured, including fractures and some internal injuries, Satur said in an email.

His prognosis for a complete recovery is good, Satur said.

About thirty minutes later, a Broomfield police officer saw the truck traveling south on I-25 near Colo. 7 and tried to stop the driver, Satur said, but the driver eluded the officer.

With support from the Colorado State Patrol and Adams County Sheriff’s Office, officers used a precision immobilization technique, or PIT maneuver, to force the truck to spin out and stop, Satur said in an email.

The suspect was arrested near I-25 and 56th Avenue and taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for minor injuries. After being released, the suspect will be taken to the Boulder County Jail, Satur said.

Satur said the name of the suspect will be released once the investigation is complete.

Amy Bounds: 303-473-1341, boundsa@dailycamera.com or twitter.com/boundsa

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