Two Arrested in Mouse Truck Heist
ST. LOUIS — Two men were arrested in eastern Missouri on Wednesday after allegedly stealing a truck full of over $10,000 worth of mice.
According to KTVI-TV, the theft happened in a St. Charles, Missouri, motel parking lot shortly after 3:00 a.m. Police say that motel staff saw the two suspects, identified as 30-year-old Dustin Mass and 23-year-old Matthew Haney, smash open the window of the tractor-trailer and take off toward I-70.
The transport company tracked the tractor-trailer via GPS, and police stopped it a short time later in Bridgeton, Missouri.
According to authorities, the truck’s driver left the engine running to keep his cargo – around 2,000 mice used for medical research – cool.
Police say that Mass and Haney took the truck to support their heroin addictions.