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Man steals FedEx truck; delivery driver jumps on, fights back

By 69 News, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: Jun 04 2014 11:06:19 AM CDT
Updated On: Jun 05 2014 07:10:33 AM CDT

Fed-Ex driver recovers stolen truck in Reading

READING, Pa. -

A Reading man has been arrested for allegedly stealing a FedEx truck while its driver was making a delivery.

The theft was reported shortly before 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 400 block of Woodward Street in Reading.

The driver was making a delivery when he saw a man driving away in his truck, police said.

The driver gave chase, jumping into the truck and punching the suspect, identified by police as Randy Perez, until he stopped the truck at North 5th and Buttonwood streets and ran into a nearby yard, according to court documents.

A responding officer, Robbi Folk, said he spotted Perez crouching behind some bushes and took him into custody without incident.

Perez, 26, was charged with theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. He was committed to the Berks County Jail on $100,000 bail.