Society

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

| by Emily Smith
Veteran's sign Veteran's sign

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.

“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!"

Popular Video

This judge looked an inmate square in the eyes and did something that left the entire courtroom in tears:

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

Do you think this veteran overreacted?
Yes - 0%
Yes - 0%