A woman was arrested in Omaha this afternoon and is accused of stealing a U-Haul truck from a moving company. Jacob Dumas works for a moving company that was using the truck for a job at 18th and Cuming Street when the theft happened.
Dumas says, “We were getting ready for a job. We were loading everything in the back of the truck when a lady just jumped in the truck and she just pulled off with the U-Haul and all our stuff in there.”
Dumas and other employees started chasing the 25 foot U-Haul. Omaha police joined the chase but called it off near 72nd and Dodge Street due to safety reasons. Officers in an unmarked police car spotted the stolen moving van and successfully pulled it over near 73rd and Grant Street. The woman was then taken into custody without incident.
Dumas and the other workers continued to follow the truck. He says the chase lasted for about 45 minutes before she pulled over. All of the items in the back of the U-Haul were recovered.