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Snowmobile Theft Backfires

(La Porte County, IN) - La Porte County Police are trying to determine who stole a couple of snowmobiles but failed miserably in their bid to get away.


The snowmobiles were on a trailer outside a storage yard on Indiana 39 near the Michigan line when the trailer was hitched to a motor vehicle. Police said the thief was pulling the trailer when it came off the hitch at U.S 20 near State Road 39. The trailer and the two snowmobiles came to rest at the intersection and were still there when police showed up to investigate.


Police said the owner was reached and came from Westville to recover his property which was not damaged. After the trailer became unhitched, the suspect fled in what appears to be an older model white and gold-colored Ford pick-up truck.


Authorities indicated that the trailer probably became unhitched from mistakes the suspect made while in a hurry to fasten the trailer to the back end of his vehicle. 

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