Bratt Man Pursues Suspected Burglars Driving Stolen Truck In ‘Wild’ Chase

March 3, 2021

A Bratt man pursued suspected burglars driving a stolen truck in what was described by law enforcement as a wild chase during the early morning hours Tuesday.

It all started when a pickup truck was stolen from outside a business in the 11000 block of Highway 97 in Davisville about 2:30 a.m.  By 4:30 a.m., the pickup was outside a home in the area of North Highway 99 and Macks Road in Bratt. The resident heard noises and thought his barn was being burglarized. The resident went outside, got in his vehicle and chased the stolen pickup, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

The Bratt man called 911 and was able to provide the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office with the license plate number and description of the stolen truck he was chasing.

“It went behind houses and through yards on McElhaney Road,” ECSO spokesperson Amber Southard told “The man kept following the stolen truck, and the suspects were driving wildly and attempting to elude him.”

The man told deputies that the suspects tried to hit his vehicle, and he was forced to take action avoid a collision several times.

“At one point, a suspect threw a large piece of PVC pipe out of the truck, striking the victim’s truck and damaging his side mirror,” Southard said. The man eventually lost sight of the stolen truck as it headed toward Alabama.

The Atmore Police Department later located the stolen truck and two suspects in a field in the area of Old Bratt Road and Airport Road. Atmore Police said the men were not immediately arrested, but unspecified charges are now pending. Arrest warrants for the vehicle theft are also expected to be issued in Florida.

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3 Responses to “Bratt Man Pursues Suspected Burglars Driving Stolen Truck In ‘Wild’ Chase”

  1. sam on March 5th, 2021 7:36 am

    lets hope they are going to do time. i feel like a slap on the wrist and out the door will happen.

  2. Citizen on March 3rd, 2021 1:18 pm

    Good Job. Glad he was able to help law enforcement catch them before they hurt someone.

  3. steve on March 3rd, 2021 10:50 am

    This is why its important to stop these criminals. When the PEOPLE have to start protecting their stuff, bad things can happen. I am glad the victim in this was able to tell police where the bad guys were and get them rounded up. But had that pipe that was thrown hit him, things would not be good for him.
    These FLEEING suspects in a stolen car are very hard to identify later when they abandon the car. I am sure a judge will issue the warrant based on them being in the area of the car and most likely matching what the victim said they look like.
    Sick of criminals preying on people. Those victims are left to either buy most stuff that the thieves stole or do without.
    99% of problem is driven by the need for money to buy DRUGS.
    Meth is taking a huge toll on society. health care of those so whacked out on it that their body is just falling apart, the victims and the trauma of having their homes invaded, and the cost in the COURT and Prison system.

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