Originally created 05/06/02

Man's truck stolen twice

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Shortly after Ron Wilson's 1985 Chevy Blazer was returned after having been stolen, it disappeared again.

"I never thought anybody would want to take my Blazer. It's just a work truck and it's a rust bucket," Ron Wilson said Monday.

The Intertrade Steel worker reported the first theft after discovering the vehicle missing Sunday morning. It showed up later that evening in a parking lot.

"At first I checked with my friends to see if anyone was playing a joke on me," he said.

His tools were missing, along with $260 kept in the glove compartment.

"The funny thing is that whoever stole it had filled it up with gas, and probably used my money to do it," Wilson said.

Wilson took the vehicle home about 9 p.m. Sunday and realized it was missing again less than two hours later.

As of Monday night, police had not located it.

"I don't even know if they're looking," Wilson said. "They probably think I'm crazy, because if you think about it, the whole thing sounds nuts."

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