The video shows the moment a crowd of forty people ransacked a FedEx truck while it was stopped at a red light in Memphis
- A 53-foot FedEx trailer was broken into and ransacked in Memphis on Saturday
- A group of thieves ransacked the back of the truck and caused approximately $10,000 in damage
- Three suspects were arrested in connection with the incident
This is the horrific moment a crowd of 40 people ransacked a FedEx truck as it stopped at a red light in Memphis, Tennessee.
At approximately 8:30 p.m. Saturday, a 53-foot trailer was ransacked while parked in traffic at the intersection of Riverport Road and West Mallory Street.
After the driver reported the theft, Memphis police arrived and saw the vehicles speeding recklessly with a number of boxes lying on the road.
The truck driver told police that cars blocked the intersection before a group of men opened the locked back door and ransacked the trailer.
Three men have since been arrested after the angry group made nearly $10,000 in restitution – and stole several items such as Kicker speakers, a box of air liners and three DirectTV cable boxes.
A video of the robbery begins with a large group grabbing random packages from the partially open back door of the truck.
A mountain of brown boxes stacked on top of each other are quickly stolen by thieves, some of whom take more than one box at a time. As the thieves escape with the goods, some of them fall to the ground in front of cars stuck in the traffic jam caused by the scene.
Almost every thief wears a hood or face covering while nearby drivers watch in amazement, some even laughing at the incident.
Soon the wild group opens the back door fully as boxes spill out of the tractor trailer and their contents are revealed.
The video then cuts to one of the robbers walking towards the cars holding a package in each hand while the person behind the camera laughs.
“Man, now he’s trying to move,” says the man behind the camera as the truck driver tries to escape the chaos.
As the video ended, the driver was able to move on but the thieves continued to take the truck.
The thieves were able to penetrate the truck’s security latch with an unknown tool.
Fox 13 revealed around 2:30 a.m. Sunday that officers received a phone call from Breezy Point Apartments security who said they had arrested three people. Security guards told Memphis police that while the apartment complex was on lockdown, they observed the men inside a white Chevrolet.
They added that the car smelled of marijuana, and security asked the men to identify themselves before searching the car.
Security then told police that the three men admitted to taking items from the FedEx truck just hours earlier.
When the police arrived at the complex, the men told them that the items they had were taken from the street and not directly from the truck.
Reports revealed that the items found in the vehicle consisted of four Kicker 6X9 speakers, a 14-piece pots and pans set, a car headlight, as well as an airbag box and three DirectTV cable boxes.
County Commissioner Charlie Caswell told WMC Memphis that his daughter got into the chaos Saturday night on her way home.
He said she was “followed across Fraser to Raleigh, struck in the back, and spun her car around” before a man and woman began banging on her windows and trying to get her out of the car.
Caswell’s daughter escaped and went to the local fire station where she tried to get someone to help, but no one responded.
“She had to drive through the grass and jump the curb to get away from these people to get to my house last night because of the attempted kidnapping,” Caswell said.
The commissioner also told police that the majority of people involved were children from the Fraser and Raleigh area.
In response to the scary situation, FedEx told DailyMail.com: “The safety of our team members and the security of our customers’ shipments are the highest priorities, and we are grateful that no serious injuries occurred as a result of this incident.”
“We are fully cooperating with the investigating authorities and taking appropriate steps to address this matter.”
This news comes right after an Amazon delivery truck was ransacked while the helpless driver looked on.
A group of about six thieves, who appeared to be young children, raided a large delivery truck after the driver left the door wide open.
They frantically grabbed the boxes while the driver watched from a nearby sidewalk and did nothing.
She appears to have had enough of the thieves who sneaked up on her while she was delivering other packages at an apartment complex believed to be in Atlanta, Georgia.
It is unclear exactly what was stolen from the truck and who the thieves were, but Amazon told DailyMail.com that police are investigating the incident.
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