A truck full of cookie dough headed to Springfield made a few jaunts in Platte County after it was stolen last week in Kansas City.
The refrigerated box truck was taken on Wednesday, April 3 and the pursuit went through Parkville and in Platte City later in the day as the long pursuit trekked between Missouri and Kansas multiple times.
The truck was stolen outside a loading dock at KC Cold Storage located off E. 23rd Street, near Interstate 435 in Kansas City.
The driver parked next to his personal vehicle and hopped out to retrieve something and left the truck running. That is when the thief hopped in and took it for a ride.
KSHB reported the driver got in his car and followed and called the police around 8 a.m.
Parkville became the first law enforcement agency to follow the truck, though police chief Kevin Chrisman noted it wasn’t confirmed at the time the vehicle was stolen.
An officer followed the truck on I-435 but stopped the pursuit after it crossed the Missouri River bridge into Kansas.
The Kansas City (Kan.) Police Department and Kansas Highway Patrol got involved but then the truck returned to Missouri. The Platte County Sheriff’s Office got involved at I-435 and 45 Highway and followed the truck up to 120th Street and later it got back on I-435 and headed back to Kansas.
The truck, while in Platte County, hit stop sticks that were deployed and lost its front tire but continued to truck along. Platte County stopped pursuing when it went back across the state line.
When the pursuit ended, 17 law enforcement vehicles were behind it at 109th and Leavenworth in Kansas City, Kan.
Lt. CJ Beard of the Kansas Highway Patrol told KCTV the driver would wave at the officers when he passed them.