Here’s a lesson on why you should always lock your truck when you step out of it. Always maintain security over your truck and cargo.
A truck driver was traveling along I-65 Saturday, September 10 at around 4:30 a.m. when he noticed headlights pointing into the sky. A truck was on its side in the grassy median. When the unnamed driver pulled over to see if anyone was hurt, the unbelievable happened.
No good deed goes unpunished
The driver of the wrecked truck, Jamie Edmondson, 32, ran around the trucker and got into his big rig and took off down the interstate. Luckily for the good samaritan, someone else had alerted 911 about the accident and Spring Hill police were pulling up to the scene.
Edmondson led Spring Hill Police, Williamson County deputies, and Brentwood Police officers on a short high-speed chase before slowing to 10 mph. Edmonson then leapt out of the truck – which was still in gear – and made a short dash before being apprehended.
“I wasn’t stealing it, just borrowing it”
At this point, officers learned that Edmondson was wanted. There was rifle ammunition in the wrecked truck, but the rifle was missing. After the scene was cleared, the relieved semi-truck driver arrived to find his truck still drivable, albeit with some damage when Edmondson hit the concrete median.
Edmondson is still in the Maury County Jail and is charged with numerous crimes, including stealing the $200,000 big rig.