Woman Hunts Down Thief Who Stole Her 4Runner And Takes It Back



Having a vehicle stolen is one of the most frustrating things. And this Missouri woman wasn’t having it. She tracked down the suspects via debit and credit card purchases before they were arrested.

Danielle Reno isn’t an investigator, but when her car was stolen, she used her detective skills to get it back.

“I got out of the car for two seconds and grabbed my daughter, turned around, and my car was gone,” Reno said. “’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.”

Naturally, she filed a police report for her missing car before she took matters into her own hands. She tracked purchases on her debit and credit cards, as well as the activity of her phone, which had all been in the 4Runner.

After an attendant at a QuickTrip gas station told Reno car thieves mentioned they were headed to Applebee’s, Reno decided it was time for dinner. While the suspects were busy, Reno slipped out the front door and took back her vehicle.

Unfortunately, Reno says the thieves trashed her car to the point she won’t drive it. The suspects were arrested by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. Officers say they don’t recommend others do what Reno did, however she never put herself in harm’s way.