Owners of trucks still need to be alert and make sure they lock or otherwise secure their tailgates.
The tailgate from an 2010 Ford F250 was taken from in front of a home on Third Avenue Gulf in Marathon sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning.
If your tailgate has a lock, use it. Otherwise try to park in an area which makes the tailgate difficult to access such as backed up to a wall or in a locked garage. There are locking devices that can be added as well.