Man Steals SWAT Vehicle From SLC Police Department

By | November 27, 2010

SWAT TruckActually, since no one knows who did it, it could have been a man or a women. Regardless of gender though, someone out there got the best Black Friday deal ever yesterday by stealing a truck…for free. They also got an extra special deal when the unmarked Chevy Silverado turned out to be a Salt Lake City Police Department SWAT vehicle full of tactical equipment, aka guns, bulletproof vests, and maybe even a motorcycle rocket launcher.

Investigators have no idea how the thief got into the truck as there were no signs of forced entry (left unlocked maybe?). All police know is that it took the perp only the short drive from Farmington to Woods Cross to realize his “oh sh*t, I just stole a SWAT truck” moment and to have enough sense to ditch the unharmed vehicle. All of the tactical equipment was also left untouched to the relief of everyone.

Police do need your help though. If you have any information, give them a ring-a-ling at 801-799-3000. If you have any hidden video of the perp’s “oh sh*it” moment, send it to us at And if you don’t have anything at all, just leave a comment below to say hi.

Video Courtesy of

[Chad Waite, KSL]


Still on November 27, 2010 at 4:59 pm.

Those unmarked trucks all look alike… I bet someone just hopped in the wrong car in the parking lot. I’ve done that before!

AJ on November 27, 2010 at 5:18 pm.

Just driving along, minding my own business in my stolen truck, when I catch a glimpse of some tactical machine guns and a rocket launcher. Awww man, this can’t end well.

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