March 4, 2016

Stolen truck recovered on Big Pine Key

A truck reported stolen from the parking lot of a Marathon bar early today was recovered, crashed into a utility pole on Big Pine Key.

The 30 year old man who owns the 2006 black Chevy Silverado called the Sheriff’s Office at 2 a.m. to report the truck gone from the parking lot of the Brass Monkey bar. He said he left the truck unlocked and the keys inside.

At 4 a.m., deputies responded to reports of a black truck crashed into a utility pole on Bay Shore Drive, Big Pine Key. There was no one in the truck. According to reports, the truck ran over a mailbox, several large coral boulders and then ran into the pole which toppled over onto a water pipe; the pipe broke, and water was pouring into the street.

No one who lives in the area saw or heard what happened; one man said he thought he might have heard a loud noise around 3 a.m.

Detectives will be investigating both the theft of the truck and the crash itself.

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