Caught on camera, police look for woman who stole lawn care truck, equipment

Surveillance video
Posted at 3:44 PM, Apr 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-13 12:20:17-04

ANTIOCH, Tenn. (WTVF) — A woman was caught on camera stealing a truck and lawn care equipment from a small business.

Lookin Good Lawn and Tree Service in Antioch caught the trespasser on camera Monday after 10 a.m.

Suzy Allen said her husband was scrambling to find replacement equipment. She is a teacher and her family depends on both incomes. Fortunately, by Tuesday night the truck and most of the equipment were found. The woman accused of stealing them has not yet been found.

“We got two boys that we’re raising, and so really just the thought of losing these jobs, the possibility of them losing mowing contracts that he’s not going to be able to fulfill, it really could be devastating for us,” Allen said on Tuesday before the equipment was recovered.

She said she’s never seen the woman before.

Lookin Good Lawn and Tree Service
Lookin Good Lawn and Tree Service truck stolen in Antioch, Tennessee.

"Just a complete violation, and so frustrating," Allen said.

In the video, the female suspect yells random words like "It’s my property." Then, she takes off in a lawn care truck with mowing equipment on it.

"It is kind of scary to be down here and knowing someone is invading your property, and you got cameras everywhere, and then look in your camera directly in your face, like ‘hey, it’s mine, thank you.’ Allen's neighbor Willie Smith said. “I mean thousands of dollars of equipment."

Smith said he is angry this happened to the Allen family.

"I mean you got to have a lot of guts to do that," Smith said. "I saw them going that way... and if I had known that had happened, I would have been behind her."

Smith wants the thief prosecuted.

"When you have a family, and they’re close to it, it’s hard to sleep at night," Smith said.

A police report was filed. If you know the woman call the Metro Nashville Police Department.