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Business owner's missing truck returned with upgrades

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I need your help finding my 1996 Dodge black pickup. Someone decided they needed it more than me and stole it this morning at 6am from outside my store. The truck's Licence plate # is C62075C, extended cab with tinted windows, a hard top bed cover with ground effects. The other truck seen leaving is a 4X4 brown or type of red with some type of bars in the back windows. If you know these cowards please let me know and I will treat you to some free lunch for a month.

Posted by De Leon Foods on Saturday, September 12, 2015
Sergio De Leon's stolen truck was returned to him Monday. Sergio De Leon's stolen truck was returned to him Monday.
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

On September 12, surveillance cameras captured a man breaking into and stealing a truck. The black 1996 Dodge Ram belonged to Sergio De Leon, the owner of Deleon Foods. He thought his truck was long gone, even filling out paperwork for his insurance company.

Then, late Monday night, Sergio got a call from Spokane Valley Police. Officers had pulled over and arrested a man driving his truck and discovered something else. Thieves had upgraded Sergio's truck, putting new tires, a new canopy and even a new battery in it. They even replaced the window and ignition they broke when it was stolen.

Deputies say this is extremely rare and they don't know why the thieves would do this unless they were just going to keep it.

Whatever the reason, Sergio is just happy to have his truck back, and he has a message for whoever stole it.

"I would tell them 'Thank you.' But don't do it again."

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