A thief took a few things from Greg Rice’s pickup. Theft victim Rice says they took, "A tape measure, thumb drive and some old keys." But he noticed the thief left something in return. Rice says, " There was a strange phone sitting right on my seat."
Suspecting the phone which looked like this belonged to the thief Greg thumbed through the contact list and found a name to call.Greg says, "I dialed mommy" And he reached her. Greg says, "I just said my car was broke into and I found this phone on the seat of my car. Mommy sounded a little bit like this guy is totally insane."
Greg turned the phone over to law enforcement and with his help real detectives made a call on two suspects who now have a date in court.
Greg wonders how many other vehicles the suspects hit but his had the evidence to help get them caught. Greg says, "I guess the karma gods caught up to them a little bit. They instead of taking stuff, left stuff"
Greg is a teacher who learned a lesson about making sure his vehicles are locked. But the theft left him with a story to tell about calling a parent.
" I dialed mommy"
Rice says detectives told him the two suspects tied to the phone are now in jail on other charges. No word on recovery of items taken from his pick-up.