The owner of trailer loaded with two personal watercraft prevented the theft of his property Sunday night by the simple application of a chain.
On Sunday at 10:30 p.m. an alert neighbor on Pirate Drive in Key Largo called to report someone was trying to steal his neighbor’s personal watercraft. When Deputy Cody Kerns arrived, the truck attempting the theft had fled the scene. The neighbor said he heard a vehicle outside and saw a newer model white Dodge Ram truck hooked up to his neighbor’s trailer trying to pull it out of the yard. The neighbor yelled at the driver; he saw two men get out and unhook the trailer from the truck, then speed off in the truck.
Deputy Kerns said a chain attached to the trailer and hooked up to a chain link fence had prevented the theft from taking place.
“Preventing crime can be just this simple,” said Sheriff Rick Ramsay. “In this case, all it took was a simple chain making it more difficult for a criminal to succeed in his efforts. Many times, all it takes is locking a door, or turning outside lights on. And kudos to the neighbor who took the time to check outside when he heard something he thought wasn’t right,” said the Sheriff.