Honking Salmon Arm theft victim gets his ATV back

By James Peters
January 26, 2016 - 11:08am

SALMON ARM, BC — A Salmon Arm man's car horn helped him recover a bunch of stolen property yesterday, some of it his own.

Just after midnight, the man saw someone leading his ATV onto a trailer and taking off.

The man obeyed his first instinct: getting into his car and following while honking his horn to draw attention to the situation.

RCMP Corporal Dan Moskaluk says it worked to a tee, with someone calling RCMP to report the ruckus.

Meantime, the thieves crashed their rig into the ditch and took off on foot.

Moskaluk says in addition to the ATV, the trailer and truck were also stolen, and their owners have one quick-thinking man to thank for getting their property back.

"It was a good reaction that he had, essentially trying to recover his property as well as even assist police in apprehending a couple of suspects," said Moskaluk. "(The suspects) had stolen the truck earlier and also stolen the trailer that the ATV was being transported on."

The two suspects remain at large.

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