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Stolen Pickup Truck Crashes into Park Fence

by ARLnow.com April 12, 2012 at 10:59 am 5,249 20 Comments

A pickup truck that was reported stolen crashed into a fence in front of Hayes Park on Wednesday evening.

The incident happened just before 5:45 p.m., when police received a call for a truck that had crashed into a fence and a utility pole on the 1500 block of N. Lincon Street. The crash happened in front of Hayes Park and across from Arlington Science Focus school, in the Virginia Square neighborhood. The driver of the truck ran off after the accident, police were told.

After a short investigation officers determined that the truck’s owner had parked it with the keys still inside, and had just noticed that it was missing, according to police radio traffic. Police dogs were called in to try to track the suspect, but as of this morning there was no report of an arrest in the case.

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  • BC

    In a related story, a man was found masturbating in Hayes Park while staring at police investigating the stolen truck.

    • PUP

      another man was watching the man masturbate while watching the officers investigating the scene.

      • Matt


  • G Clifford Prout

    Don’t recall Hayes park being a cruisy place?

  • Eye_O_Ta

    Think that was Trawicks truck.

    • Larchmont

      LOL but no.

  • drax

    Anyone who leaves their keys in their vehicle should have to go find it themselves.

    • Thank god you don’t work for APD, you’d never meet your quota.

  • meh..

    Title should read “Donated Pickup Truck Crashes in Park Fence”

  • CW

    If this was Greater Greater Washington, there would already be 100+ comments about how pickup trucks can’t crash themselves into anything (drivers do the crashing), and people calling for a boycott of the site for failure to attribute proper responsibility and thus perpetuating driver-centric mentalities.

    Which is why I read ARLnow.

    • JDSmith

      LOL. Not to mention they would kvetch about how Arlington put a fence up next to the curb instead of a 9 foot 9inch wide sidewalk with tree boxes and a CaBi station.

    • drax

      You prefer comments about how the truck was probably an automatic and the property tax on it is way too high and the crash was Zimmerman’s fault and there should be smoking allowed in that park.

      • CW

        It’s real easy to get a brown flip-flop wedged under the pedal, and when your steering wheel is greasy with burger fat, melted froyo, and cupcake icing, things can escalate real quick.

        • drax

          I lost my truck in Donaldson Run.

        • nom de guerre

          I heard a rumor that Karzai planned to crash his pick up truck with an automatic transmission into Sam’s Corner while smoking but wanted to make sure this was done while they were open.

          • drax

            At least Karzai has a car. Without one, it is impossible to get a date.

          • Repooooooooblican

            Build a new driving school! Just not in N Arlington!

    • PUP

      i read ARLnow because we can upload .gif files as our avatar. only reason.

  • ballstoner

    Car thieves are always the worst drivers.

  • The Children

    You bastard!


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