Pueblo man chases person trying to break into his truck

PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) - Kristopher Gott says he is frustrated with the crime in Pueblo.

Recently, Gott's home surveillance system alerted him to someone trying to break into his truck.

"So without any hesitation, I ran out my front door and gave chase and because I was barefoot, once I hit the asphalt, I was pretty much done running," Gott said.

It happened on Tuesday morning in Regency near Northern Avenue.

It's no secret there are a lot of vehicle thefts and break-ins in Pueblo, but very few people actually get to see the person trying to get into their vehicle.

So often people find out the next day someone either stole their vehicle or rummaged through the inside, but it's pretty unusual for someone to see the theft unfold in front of them.

"I was laying in bed and my phone went off to alert me there was something going on. When I looked at it, I could see there was a guy trying to enter into my pickup through the passenger door," Gott said. "He ran to the end of the block and jumped into the vehicle and they took off."

Gott told 11 News reporter Adam Uhernik he is very frustrated with the crime in Pueblo, and something needs to be done.

"I think us citizens that want to stay here have to, you know, we gotta do something about it. Or else they will just take the town over," Gott said.

If anyone recognizes the man in the surveillance photo, you are asked to call Pueblo Crime Stoppers at 719-542-STOP.