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Sleeping driver has TVs stolen from parked tractor trailer

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More than 30 TVs were stolen out of the back of a parked semi truck as the driver slept early on Friday morning. 

It happened at about 1 a.m. on May 19th in the 2700 block of Commerce Way in Northeast Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

According to CBS, the trucker told police he was parked mere feet from where he was supposed to make the delivery in the morning when the theft occurred. He says he was just trying to get some sleep when he felt movement coming from the trailer. 

“I kept feeling something moving,” said trucker James Goldsmith. “I kind of dozed off. I got back up again, I could see a pickup truck parked behind me. I got up and I said I got my box on. I better run back there or maybe I get shot or something. I said I’m calling the police and they took off down the street down there.”

“There were two guys on the back of the pickup truck, one guy driving. I looked over to the building toward my left, another pickup truck was going around with the TVs. I said, ‘Oh my God.’ I’ve been driving for 20 years. I’ve never had this happen to me. Never, ever.”

Police soon caught up to the pickup truck and arrested the driver, but the TVs were nowhere to be found. The incident is still under investigation. No further information has been released.

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