KENNEWICK, Wash. – Police said a man in the act of stealing items from a Kennewick, Washington business lost his getaway vehicle when another thief drove off with his pickup truck Sunday, Aug. 25.
Surveillance cameras along East Bruneau Avenue recorded a man on a bike cruise past William Kelley’s red 1992 Chevy truck, then circle back. Police said Kelley left the keys on the seat.
Video showed the man hoisted his 10-speed into the bed of the truck. As he started to back out of the parking spot to drive away, Kelley ran to stop him, even hurling a bulky item at his own truck as it sped away.
Kennewick officers investigating the car theft said area surveillance video revealed a more complicated story. Police said Kelley was busy stealing items from a business across the street as the cyclist stole his truck.
Facebook users couldn’t help noting the irony of the situation, with some calling it “instant karma.”
Officers arrested Kelley on a warrant and added a burglary charge. Police were working to locate the missing truck.