Grandma Tracks Down Stolen Truck, Boxes It In
It belonged to her late husband
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 22, 2015 12:30 PM CDT
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(Newser) – They messed with the wrong grandma: When a thief stole her late husband's pickup truck, Ana Dean tells KOAT that she piled her grandkids in the car and began driving around Albuquerque looking for the F-150. "I was just heartbroken," she recalls. She soon spotted the truck in a parking lot, despite its different license plate, and confirmed it was hers by punching in the lock key code. At that point, Dean blocked the entrance to the lot with her own car and called police, who arrested Jason Mulvaney on charges of receiving or transferring a stolen motor vehicle. She admits now it was dangerous, but she's still happy to have the truck back. (Another widow got some pretty great help tracking down her late husband's wedding ring.)