COLORADO SPRINGS – “The ramifications of somebody stealing your car are a lot bigger than I ever thought it would be,” said car theft victim, Julie Eisold. Her Subaru was stolen in Pueblo a little more than a week ago, she just saw it on the news after a suspect crashed the car while trying to flee from police in Florence, Colorado.
The victim offers details showing an impact beyond lost then found.
“The two officers that were injured I feel for them for trying to save my car for me.” Eisold says a car is just an object and she is troubled that people were hurt because it was stolen. She also does not if personal items in the car will be found and returned.
Eisold says she “never dreamt” her car would be stolen. Now she wants other to know it can happen to anyone. Her neighbors security camera shows an undeterred thief. “My car was parked where the rental car is. My daughter’s car was parked behind here[it]. They took my car and had to drive across my front yard to get it out.” The video shows the car going over the grass, cutting between trees, then out to the street via the neighbor’s driveway.
Eisold is now part of Colorado car theft statistics. Tracking shows an average of 22 cars a week are stolen in Pueblo. The number in Colorado Springs is 40 a week.