By Imran Khan • 30 March 2023 • 19:08
Car thief killed as owner tracks down vehicle using AirTag before shooting him
Image: Tada Images Shutterstock.com
A victim of car theft has killed the person who stole his vehicle, just before the police arrived.
According to the Mirror, the incident happened in San Antonio, Texas, after a man stole a family truck on Wednesday, March 29.
Reports state that three members of the family then used Apple AirTag, which was placed inside the car, to track it.
They later found the car in a parking area of a mall and, as per the police, “confront the suspect when they saw him inside their vehicle”.
The suspect who stole the car was then shot by one of the men, as it is believed that he pulled out a weapon.
As per the police, “the truck owners had called the police to report the theft before the shooting but had then decided not to wait for the officers”.
The man was then later pronounced dead.
A statement by San Antonio Police Department spokesperson Nick Soliz said, “Our suspect today stole the white truck you see back there. They stole it. Little did he know it was tagged with an Apple AirTag,”
He stated that “one of the family members told police he believed “a firearm may have been pulled by the suspect,” prompting him to open fire”.
“Right now, it’s believed that only the victim of the stolen vehicle fired shots,” Soliz said, adding. “He did strike the suspect in the stolen truck.”
Thank you for taking the time to read this article. Do remember to come back and check The Euro Weekly News website for all your up-to-date local and international news stories and remember, you can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
Share this story
Subscribe to our Euro Weekly News alerts to get the latest stories into your inbox!
By signing up, you will create a Euro Weekly News account if you don't already have one. Review our
A journalist, content professional, and former TEDx Speaker based in Tarragona (Spain), with a Master's in International Journalism (Cardiff, UK). Imran is an online reporter for The Euro Weekly News and covers international as well as Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at email@example.com
Download our media pack in either English or Spanish.