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Truck owner asking for donations after truck stolen, damaged in police chase

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A truck owner says he learned a life lesson after his vehicle was stolen after he stopped at a Alton convenience store. (Credit: KMOV) A truck owner says he learned a life lesson after his vehicle was stolen after he stopped at a Alton convenience store. (Credit: KMOV)

A truck owner says he learned a life lesson after his vehicle was stolen after he stopped at a Alton convenience store.

“I figure I’d be right in and right out,” said Timothy Dorris.

Dorris says he stopped at the store in Alton and parked closed to the door.

“It’s just second nature to me, just jump out, run in the store, come back out, my truck’s there good to go,” said Dorris.

About a week ago, Dorris was surprised to walk out and see his truck was gone!

“I saw the truck drive off, it was like I told my friends, is this a bad joke? That’s not my truck, that’s not my truck that just left,” said Dorris.

His cell phone was in the truck and police were able to track it to a parking lot in north St. Louis County. He found the phone on the ground but no truck in sight.

Police found the truck shortly after and charged 28-year-old Nicholas Settles of Jerseyville with assault and resisting arrest after leading officers on a chase.

“Both rims are shot, he rolled on my tires, so my tires are shot, he hit a curb,” said Dorris after his truck was returned.

Dorris said he neglected to transfer insurance from another vehicle to the truck. He’s a seasonal worker for a lawn service, he tells News 4 he is not working a lot these days.

To donate to Dorris’ GoFundMe page, click here.

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