Denver Woman Recovers Stolen Vehicle By Herself

With lawlessness increasing across America, a Denver woman recently recovered her stolen vehicle after police said law enforcement was not on duty to investigate.

Holly Kaufman was able to track down her stolen vehicle through the car company’s mobile application, according to the Post Millennial. While using the software, equipped with a vehicle tracker, she was allowed to shut off the car’s engine and signal its emergency alarms.

The Denver woman claimed that when she called authorities to report that her vehicle was stolen, she was informed that the department could not assign an officer to investigate because no one was available to assist at the time.

The dispatcher warned Kaufman not to recover the vehicle by herself, but she didn’t want to risk anything else happening since her car had been stolen in the past.

“She (the dispatcher) is like, ‘Ma’am, you are going to put yourself in danger,’” Kaufman said. “She said they don’t have anyone on duty to help me right now, so I said, ‘OK, this is the address I’m going to be at, I’m going to be there in five minutes and you can either meet me or I’ll be getting my car.’”

Nearly 20 minutes after her vehicle was stolen, Kaufman found her car at a Safeway parking lot. Upon recovering it, she found beer, a pipe and Target receipts in the vehicle.

“In the past, I’ve had a vehicle stolen and they rip out your whole car, tear everything up, try to live in it and put drugs in it,” Kaufman told Fox KDVR. “I’m a working mom and it’s hard nowadays to make car payments. This is a car that I carry my 4-year-old son in, so I’m like, ‘This not happening in my car.’”

Kaufman continued by saying that she felt “super violated,” noting that nothing would change her mind from not taking matters into her own hands.

The Denver Police Department warned Kaufman against recovering her stolen vehicle by herself because it could be risky to confront the thieves. Instead, the department advised citizens to register their vehicle with the DenverTrack program if a GPS tracker was enabled, making it easier for law enforcement to find the car in cases of theft.