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Idiot Steals Radio and Equipment From Levittown Fire Chief’s Vehicle

Thief caught in the act

By Alex Lloyd Gross

It takes special kind of stupid to steal from a volunteer fire company and yet that is exactly what Chief Chris Shortt of the Levittown Fire Company #2 had to contend with.  He was distracted and at a hospital tending to the birth of his second daughter when an alarm went off on his cellphone.  A thief had opened the back hatch of the fire company vehicle and stole a Motorola radio worth about $7000.00 and other items.


The radio was disabled by the county and is now effectively a paper weight.  The problem is , that radio needs to be replaced. It can mean the difference between life and death to not have a fire chief have a radio. The theft happened about 2:00 AM Sunday. Middletown Police are investigating.  as usual , there is a security camera somewhere and this was no exception.

The rocket scientist is caught on camera rummaging around in the vehicle and opening doors. The man as wearing a knitted winter hat with a beard and glasses. He was also wearing a red Nike backpack.

Alex Lloyd Gross
Alex Lloyd Gross has the reputation for aggressive news coverage. With over 40 years experience including working at The News Gleaner, and had his work published in books and magazines that span the entire globe. With a strong background in emergency service related topics, he can bring forth a perspective that others cannot.
A contributor to Starfile Photo Agency for 20 years, Alex has been given access to and has photographed luminaries of both stage and screen.
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