Video shows man stealing rain barrel from Albuquerque property | KOB 4

Video shows man stealing rain barrel from Albuquerque property

Kai Porter
Updated: January 17, 2020 05:27 PM
Created: January 17, 2020 04:41 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- A man was caught on surveillance video stealing a rain barrel from the front yard of a home near downtown Albuquerque.

Tony LaCour now has to fork out about $170  for a new rain barrel.


“I used it to collect the rain off the roof because I use the rain barrel to water my inside plants,” he said. “I have a hose going to all the plants so it helps save a lot of water"

The surveillance video shows a man pull up in a white pickup last Saturday, walk up to the  front yard and grab the empty rain barrel.

The thief starts to drive off, but then goes back for some piping.

“I was pissed, not shocked. I was pissed because the guy had the balls to come up to my gate and just taking something out of my yard,” LaCour said. “That was just disrespectful and I didn't appreciate that very much"

LaCour has taken precautions – in case the thief comes back.

“I have some other things in my front yard and I've gone around and just got locks for all of them and bolted them down and tied them to the house,” he said. “This is sad. This is sad that I have to go to this extent to protect my own property."

LaCour is asking anyone who recognizes the man in the video to call police.

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