LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Lufkin police are asking for the public's help in recovering stolen chainsaws after they were thrown from a moving vehicle during a pursuit Sunday.
Police say Richard Kay threw two Husquarvana saws from his vehicle at deputies from the driver's side window of the stolen truck he was driving. One was a $850 XP model and another a $500 Rancher model.
In a video of the pursuit, two drivers, one in a silver PT Cruiser and the other in a truck, can be seen stopping to pick up the saws from the middle of US 69 nouth of Lufkin in front of a convenience store near the Idylwood subdivision.
"We appreciate the people who removed the chainsaws from the highway, which kept them from becoming a road hazard," said police spokeswoman Jessica Pebsworth. "Now we want to return the saws to their rightful owner. Because the chainsaws were in protective cases, we believe they will still be in working order."
The saws were stolen from the back of a mobile home park in Hudson, along with several other items that have since been returned. If the saws are not returned by the end of next week, police will open an investigation.