Unfortunately, rental trucks and vans being taken without permission is nothing out of the ordinary. It’s not uncommon for vehicles to be stolen from outside of hotels, either. But on this occasion, there was something completely unique about the case – as the thieves would find out to their cost.
When the couple walked out of the motel at around 8:30 a.m. that morning they discovered that their car and trailer were missing. And because of what was inside the trailer, the woman was devastated. “[She] was extremely emotional,” Albuquerque police officer Tanner Tixier told ABC affiliate KOAT in 2017.
In fact, the officer revealed that the nature of the case left many feeling unsettled. “This one really kind of shook a lot of people up,” he added to the Albuquerque station. However, just a few hours after the crime had been reported, police received some good news.