A WOMAN whose car was stolen tracked down the suspected thieves for two days and filmed herself taking it back.
Danielle Reno hunted down the thieves based on purchases made using her debit card as well as GPS from her mobile.
Both the wallet and the mobile were inside her Toyota 4Runner when it was stolen from a petrol station.
"I got out of the car for two seconds and grabbed my daughter, turned around, and my car was gone,” Reno told KCTV.
She then filed a police report for her missing car but then decided to took matters into her own hands and began tracking the suspects.
“We stalked this lady for 48 hours. She had no idea what we were doing,” she said.
Reno, from Clay County, Missouri, finally got a lead when a petrol station attendant said the thieves told him they were going to An Aplebee's restaurant to eat.
She then chose a branch hoping it was the right one and as luck would have the suspects soon walked through the door.
"I about had a heart attack," said Reno.
Reno then ran to the exit when they weren't looking and then recorded herself stealing her car back while a friend waited at the restaurant.
“Oh my gosh, before I call the cops, I wanted to show you all what we just found, by doing our own stalking. At Applebee’s, my heart’s racing,” Reno said in the video.
“She has my wallet in her hand and my keys in her hand. And she's about to get her ass arrested!"
"We stalked her all day yesterday and I turned my card back on today to see if she would use it – she used it. We stalked her, we found her.
She then drive a half mile down the road and called the police.
Clay County Deputies arrived at the scene quickly and arrested a thief, who was with an accomplice, and Reno even managed to record that too.
Reno also recorded the terrible state her car had been left in, with booze bottles littering the rear and a foul smell coming from the seats.
Officers have arrested three women in connection with the incident, KSHB reported.
One of them, Lindsey Custer, 27, has now charged with tampering with a motor vehicle and receiving stolen property.
She was in possession of the stolen vehicle's keys and Reno's wallet, according to court documents.
Items belonging to each of the three women arrested were found in the stolen vehicle
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