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'You Stole From A Soldier!': Veteran Shames Truck Thief With Sign

| by Emily Smith
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A 20-year Army veteran in Rowlett, Texas, decided not to just stand by after his truck was stolen by a thief. Instead, he reportedly created a sign to shame the thief.

James Huff, a former Army Sergeant who served three tours of duty overseas, said he painted a sign and placed it on his lawn for all to see, Fox News reports. The 4-by-8-foot plywood sign is meant to shame the thief who stole his vehicle.

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“To the worthless dirtbag that took my truck,” the sign reads, according to Fox News. “I gave 20 years of my life serving in 3 armed conflicts to protect YOUR freedom. A freedom you pissed away when you stole what I earned.

"I hope your mother sees this so she knows YOU STOLE FROM A SOLDIER!"

Daren Barron, Huff’s neighbor, agreed that the theft was terrible, especially since Huff is a veteran.

“He went and fought in wars, and you’re going to take something from him like that that he earned?” Barron told Fox News. “No, that’s just wrong.”

Guff’s truck is a white 2002 Ford with a hydraulic lift and Army stickers in the back window. It has the Texas license plate GBL-2166.

A similarly upsetting incident occurred in August 2015 when someone stole a Wounded Warrior Project donation jar from a store in Virginia, WAVY reported at the time. it's unclear if that thief was ever caught.

Sources: WAVY, Fox News / Photo Credit: Fox News, Car Information