Updated: 08/12/2014 7:22 AM
Created: 08/11/2014 10:18 PM KSTP.com
By: Jay Kolls
If you've ever had a situation go from bad to worse, you'll find a soft spot for the ordeal Susan Ramsey just went through.
Ramsey's 1990, Ford F-150 pickup truck, with only 90,000 miles on it, was stolen from her Apple Valley home July 27. Police called her with good news Aug. 1; the truck was found in a nursing home parking lot and was towed to an impound lot in South St. Paul.
Ramsey says she went to get her truck and was told a driver for American Towing Company had stolen her truck, along with three other vehicles from the impound lot.
Then, it was insult to injury. Ramsey found out the thief took her truck to a recycling company and it had been crushed and sold as scrap.
Now, Ramsey is without a truck and police are searching for the suspect. Investigators have a name and a description of the suspect. Ramsey says she was supposed to start a new job in northern Minnesota this week but has no transportation to get there.
The owner of the tow company says he is trying to help Ramsey any way he can but does not have the money to reimburse her for the stolen and scrapped truck.
Corey Albertson says that before this he never had a problem with the employee who is accused of stealing the four vehicles. Albertson says the worker used a company truck to access to the impound lot in the middle of the night and hooked up the vehicles over several trips and stole them from the lot.