Warning: Language may be offensive.
You never know when a Facebook Live video will come in handy.
Aaron Babcock, 22, took a video of a man who had stolen a truck in Easton, Wash., while chasing him on his motorcycle on Saturday morning.
According to KOMO News, Babcock saw the 2005 Ford F250 on Webster Road East hours after it was stolen from his family’s car dealership, Sunrise Auto Sales.
“It still had dealer stickers on it. It said diesel on the window, and it had our dealer plate on it,” Babcock told KOMO News. “It stuck out like a sore thumb. It was really easy to see.”
“Can somebody please call 911,” Babcock says in the video.
Babcock told KOMO News he began to use Facebook Live as a way for someone to help report the incident, since he didn’t think dispatchers could hear him while driving.
“I wasn’t going to let him get away. I was going to try follow him down. I had no idea what to do,” Babcock told the station. “Nobody could hear me on the phone, so I just figured the first thing to do is pull up Facebook Live.”
As Babcock got closer to the truck he recalled seeing the driver from surveillance video from the dealership and noticed that the passenger used to be one of his friends.
“I know who you are. Pull over,” Babcock can be heard saying in the Facebook Live. However, that didn’t do the trick, and Babcock said he followed the truck for an hour.
Babcock filmed a 13-minute video of the ordeal on his phone and stopped when he lost service.
Eventually, police were able to stop the driver and passenger.
But don’t worry, Babcock managed to Facebook Live the arrest.
The driver was arrested, while the passenger was eventually let go after being questioned. The passenger told police they weren’t aware the truck was stolen, according to court documents. The driver said he didn’t steal the truck and said a friend let him use it.