The theft and recovery of my truck

The San Diego Chargers had just beaten the New England Patriots, and Mike headed off to go home. I was watching the post-game show. Not ten seconds had passed since the front door slammed closed when Mike called my cellphone.

"What," I said, annoyed.

"Uh... Where's your truck?" He asked.

"What do you mean, where's my truck?" I asked back.

"Your truck... It's not here, dude."

"You're kidding..."

"No, seriously," he replied. "Get out here."

I ran downstairs and sure enough, there was a void in my driveway where my truck once was. I panicked for a minute, looked around to see if the perps were hiding in the bushes laughing at me, and finally decided that yes, the truck was seriously stolen and I needed to call the police. So I did, and filed the necessary reports about both my missing truck and my wife's missing iPod (they rummaged through her car - which is where the found the keys to my truck, which were left in her center console).

I woke Andrea and we talked about the situation. Not an hour had passed when the police called to let me know they found my truck. I asked where, and he said he shouldn't tell me.

"Come on, dude, I'm not going to go out there," I lied.

"Well, it was on [a road very near my house]. The officer just called it in and is waiting for backup, in case the perps are still in the area - especially consiering that you had a knife and a Mag Lite in the vehicle."

So, we knew we had a small window with which to find the police cars and follow them back to my truck. We hopped in Mike's car and headed out, searching all of the neighborhoods and apartment complexes up the main road from my house, when we spotted a police car turning into a newly-developed subdivision which isn't completed yet.

This video picks up from that moment. It's long, so feel free to skip ahead - I am very tired and didn't bother to do much editing:

And here are some pics I took after I got the keys and came back to take the truck home, just in case you don't feel like watching the video: