Thieves Steal Car, Owner Hunts Them Down, Steals it Back, Films Arrests

(The AEGIS Alliance) – KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – A woman in Missouri turned into an amateur investigator after her car was stolen. She tracked down the thieves and stole her own vehicle back.

Danielle Reno’s Toyota 4Runner was left unattended at a gas station.

Danielle Reno told Kansas City’s KCTV that, “I got out of the car for two seconds and grabbed my daughter, turned around, and my car was gone.”

” ‘Did I park somewhere else? No. I know I parked here.’ And then I’m like, ‘Somebody stole my car.’ It was all downhill from there.”

The thieves also made off with Reno’s smartphone, credit cards, some money, her daughter’s laptop, and reportedly her passport.

Reno soon filed a police report for her stolen possessions. Then the woman took matters into her own hands as she began tracking fraudulent credit and debit card purchases, and her smartphone’s activity.

“We stalked this lady literally for 48 hours. She had no idea what we were doing,” Reno said.

According to Reno, a gas station attendant told her the car thief Reno nicknamed to as “Taco Bell” said the thief was going to Applebee’s. Reno soon gave chase and found the female thief, then she stole back her own car.

Reno uploaded videos on Facebook of her hunting down the thieves.

“Oh my God, before I call the cops I wanted to show you all what we just found, by doing our own stalking. At Applebees, and my heart’s racing,” Reno said in the now viral videos.

“I got this b—hes’ beer in my car and she’s short, I had to scoot the seat back. I got her cigarettes and whatever kind of drug pipe that is and I’m about to pull over in a mile down the street and call the cops. But I think I got everything, and she is about to get her ass arrested!”

Police arrived shortly afterwards and arrested the thieving suspects, including “Taco Bell” and two others. The thieves still had Reno’s possessions, credit cards included.

Reno was able to catch the thieves being arrested on video. One of the thieves had a warrant out for a rape charge.

“It would give me great glory to bash her face in right now,” Reno said in the video. “But I won’t do that because it’s against the law and I don’t wanna go to jail.”

Unfortunately, the thieves trashed Reno’s vehicle to a point that she doesn’t want to drive the car ever again.

“Look at my back seat,” Reno said to KCTV. “Beer in my back seat. There’s stuff on the car seat. There’s stuff on the seat. It’s just gross.”

Reno chases down the Car Thieves:

Video 1- “I stole my car back” So after my car was stolen on Tuesday night from Quick Trip off of 152 and North Oak, I filed a police report. We tracked my phone to 169 S and then it was shut off. I watched the surveillance tape but they wouldn’t let me record it so I engraved it in my brain. That night at 1:30am my Unleashed card was used at Taco Bell on Parvin for $14. At 6:32am my Unleashed card was used at BP right by 291 in Independence for $20 for gas. That owner remembered her and let me take a video of the surveillance video. My personal debit was attempted at Walmart.com and declined. I shut off the Unleashed card, my personal debit, and my personal credit card. Last night at 8pm, my phone was turned back on and located in KCMO. We went there and talked to the people who both admitted to seeing my car, knew the color of it, said the person was “just visiting”, and then it got weird. I called the cops but when they got there, the people told them I didn’t know what I was talking about. Long story short, KCPD left. Then today, I decided to turn my credit card back on to see how stupid this girl was. She used my card an hour later at the Conoco/Phillips 66 off 210 and 435 to buy beer, cigarettes, and gas. We drove there and talked to the manager who was actually the one who helped them. He couldn’t show me the surveillance but confirmed it was the same girl and said she had another girl with her. An attendant overheard us and told me she heard the girl say something about going to Applebee’s. I had my sister go to the one in Zona. We went to the one in Gladstone. No sign. We then went to the one in Independence no sign. So we decided to go back to the one in Gladstone and post up. We just had a gut feeling. We order our food and got our waters. Two seconds later, 3 trashy people walk in. I recognized her from the surveillance videos. I was shaking! I grabbed my spare key and went outside and found my car. This video is what happened next. Savannah G-love Dean stayed at the Applebee’s and followed them so we knew where to tell the police they went.

Posted by Danielle Reno on Thursday, July 11, 2019

Reno films the thieves being arrested:

Video # 2- “when ‘Taco Bell’ got busted” So after my car was stolen on Tuesday night from Quick Trip off of 152 and North Oak, I filed a police report. We tracked my phone to 169 S and then it was shut off. I watched the surveillance tape but they wouldn’t let me record it so I engraved it in my brain. That night at 1:30am my Unleashed card was used at Taco Bell on Parvin for $14. At 6:32am my Unleashed card was used at BP right by 291 in Independence for $20 for gas. That owner remembered her and let me take a video of the surveillance video. My personal debit was attempted at Walmart.com and declined. I shut off the Unleashed card, my personal debit, and my personal credit card. Last night at 8pm, my phone was turned back on and located in KCMO. We went there and talked to the people who both admitted to seeing my car, knew the color of it, said the person was “just visiting”, and then it got weird. I called the cops but when they got there, the people told them I didn’t know what I was talking about. Long story short, KCPD left. Then today, I decided to turn my credit card back on to see how stupid this girl was. She used my card an hour later at the Conoco/Phillips 66 off 210 and 435 to buy beer, cigarettes, and gas. We drove there and talked to the manager who was actually the one who helped them. He couldn’t show me the surveillance but confirmed it was the same girl and said she had another girl with her. An attendant overheard us and told me she heard the girl say something about going to Applebee’s. I had my sister go to the one in Zona. We went to the one in Gladstone. No sign. We then went to the one in Independence no sign. So we decided to go back to the one in Gladstone and post up. We just had a gut feeling. We order our food and got our waters. Two seconds later, 3 trashy people walk in. I recognized her from the surveillance videos. I was shaking! I grabbed my spare key and went outside and found my car. This video is the follow-up to the first video I posted. Savannah G-love Dean stayed at the Applebee’s and followed them so we knew where to tell the police they went.

Posted by Danielle Reno on Thursday, July 11, 2019

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Kyle James Lee

Majority Owner of The AEGIS Alliance. I went to college for Media Arts, Game Development. Talents include Writer/Article Writer, Graphic Design, Web Design and Development, Video Production.