Woman Stalks Car Thief for Two Days Before Stealing It Back on Facebook Live

(TMU) — Earlier this month, Danielle Reno, a woman from Kansas City, Missouri, didn’t get much help from police when her car was stolen, so she took matters into her own hands and tracked the thieves down herself.

Reno says that she only stepped out of her car for a few seconds, and then it was gone when she turned around.

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

She filed a police report, but if you’ve ever had something stolen yourself, you’re probably aware that police don’t usually bust out their mythical CSI skills to track down your property at the drop of a hat. Most stolen cars end up significantly damaged and abandoned after just a short amount of time away from their owners, and that wasn’t a risk that Reno was willing to take.

Danielle Reno’s 2011, gray, Toyota 4Runner was stolen on 7/9/19 at 9:25pm from Quick Trip on 152 and N. Oak in KCMO. Has…

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Reno had valuables, including her debit and credit cards, inside the vehicle when it was stolen, which ended up being a blessing in disguise. After the thief began using the cards, Reno had a general idea of the person’s location. She was also able to access even more targeted tracking thanks to the GPS enabled cellphone that was left in the car as well.

“We stalked this lady, literally, for 48 hours. She had no idea what we were doing,” Reno said.

Reno found her vehicle while the suspects were inside of a local Applebees. While they were were busy inside, she ran up to the vehicle and used a spare key to open the doors and drive away as her sister stayed back to make sure that the suspects didn’t get away.

When Reno finally did recover her car, it was a total mess. It was filled with beer cans and crack pipes and other items. Reno says that the car is now so gross that she will likely end up selling it.

Below is footage that Reno posted to Facebook live as she was making her getaway.

Video 1- “I stole my car back” So after my car was stolen on Tuesday night from Quick Trip off of 152 and North Oak, I filed a police report. We tracked my phone to 169 S and then it was shut off. I watched the surveillance tape but they wouldn’t let me record it so I engraved it in my brain. That night at 1:30am my Unleashed card was used at Taco Bell on Parvin for $14. At 6:32am my Unleashed card was used at BP right by 291 in Independence for $20 for gas. That owner remembered her and let me take a video of the surveillance video. My personal debit was attempted at Walmart.com and declined. I shut off the Unleashed card, my personal debit, and my personal credit card. Last night at 8pm, my phone was turned back on and located in KCMO. We went there and talked to the people who both admitted to seeing my car, knew the color of it, said the person was “just visiting”, and then it got weird. I called the cops but when they got there, the people told them I didn’t know what I was talking about. Long story short, KCPD left. Then today, I decided to turn my credit card back on to see how stupid this girl was. She used my card an hour later at the Conoco/Phillips 66 off 210 and 435 to buy beer, cigarettes, and gas. We drove there and talked to the manager who was actually the one who helped them. He couldn’t show me the surveillance but confirmed it was the same girl and said she had another girl with her. An attendant overheard us and told me she heard the girl say something about going to Applebee’s. I had my sister go to the one in Zona. We went to the one in Gladstone. No sign. We then went to the one in Independence no sign. So we decided to go back to the one in Gladstone and post up. We just had a gut feeling. We order our food and got our waters. Two seconds later, 3 trashy people walk in. I recognized her from the surveillance videos. I was shaking! I grabbed my spare key and went outside and found my car. This video is what happened next. Savannah G-love Dean stayed at the Applebee’s and followed them so we knew where to tell the police they went.

Posted by Danielle Reno on Thursday, July 11, 2019

 

She even filmed the thief’s arrest.

Video # 2- “when ‘Taco Bell’ got busted” So after my car was stolen on Tuesday night from Quick Trip off of 152 and North Oak, I filed a police report. We tracked my phone to 169 S and then it was shut off. I watched the surveillance tape but they wouldn’t let me record it so I engraved it in my brain. That night at 1:30am my Unleashed card was used at Taco Bell on Parvin for $14. At 6:32am my Unleashed card was used at BP right by 291 in Independence for $20 for gas. That owner remembered her and let me take a video of the surveillance video. My personal debit was attempted at Walmart.com and declined. I shut off the Unleashed card, my personal debit, and my personal credit card. Last night at 8pm, my phone was turned back on and located in KCMO. We went there and talked to the people who both admitted to seeing my car, knew the color of it, said the person was “just visiting”, and then it got weird. I called the cops but when they got there, the people told them I didn’t know what I was talking about. Long story short, KCPD left. Then today, I decided to turn my credit card back on to see how stupid this girl was. She used my card an hour later at the Conoco/Phillips 66 off 210 and 435 to buy beer, cigarettes, and gas. We drove there and talked to the manager who was actually the one who helped them. He couldn’t show me the surveillance but confirmed it was the same girl and said she had another girl with her. An attendant overheard us and told me she heard the girl say something about going to Applebee’s. I had my sister go to the one in Zona. We went to the one in Gladstone. No sign. We then went to the one in Independence no sign. So we decided to go back to the one in Gladstone and post up. We just had a gut feeling. We order our food and got our waters. Two seconds later, 3 trashy people walk in. I recognized her from the surveillance videos. I was shaking! I grabbed my spare key and went outside and found my car. This video is the follow-up to the first video I posted. Savannah G-love Dean stayed at the Applebee’s and followed them so we knew where to tell the police they went.

Posted by Danielle Reno on Thursday, July 11, 2019

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