Metro Detroit teen tries to stop thieves from stealing his dad's truck

Posted at 10:19 PM, Sep 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-20 11:03:28-04

A 16 year-old tries to stop thieves from stealing his dad’s pickup truck. 

According to the family, the incident happened at the Home Depot off Ford Rd. in Dearborn on Sunday between 3:00 and 3:25 in the afternoon.

Dearborn police are investigating the incident and Chief Ronald Haddad said there isn’t usable surveillance video of the incident. 

Jose Bacheco, 16, along with his mother, his father and his uncle went to the Home Depot in two separate vehicles.  Jose and his mother, Melissa Cox, rode in her car and his dad and uncle were in his dad’s Ford F-250 extended cab pickup truck with a trailer attached.

"I left my son in the car, he was going to sit and keep an eye on everything and do school work at the same time while he was sitting in the car,” said Melissa Cox.

Jose said while they were inside shopping, two men pulled up in another vehicle.  One got out and approached his dad’s truck. 

"He was on the side of my dad's truck and the truck started shaking. I got out of the car, I went to the side and told him, what are you doing man and he got into the truck,” said Bacheco.

He said he was surprised the man was able to get in the truck and  he jumped onto the passenger side panel. 

"I was trying to open it. I told him to get out of the truck and he yelled something at me, I don't know what he said, but I got back down because I couldn't open the passenger door,”  said Bacheco.
He said the man drove off in his dad’s truck.  He called his parents on their cell phone.

When they rushed out, they couldn’t believe what happened, but they were grateful it wasn’t worse. 

"I'm thankful in the end that my son is ok, that nothing happened to to my son,” said Cox.

The truck is white, with gray primer paint and it’s lifted.  It’s a Ford 2000 F-250 extended cab with a flatbed trailer attached.

If you’ve seen the truck or know anything that could help police catch the suspects, call Dearborn Police at (313) 943-2240.