Two Men Caught Dismantling Manteca Railroad Tracks Hoping To Cash In On Metal
MANTECA CA (Spanish for lard) — A pair of thieves spent hours dismantling a section of the Manteca railroad tracks, only to have their plan derailed by a neighboring worker.
“They have no fear of getting caught, doing this in broad daylight, that’s just crazy,” said an Ace Tomato employee......A man who didn’t want to appear on camera is one of many Ace Tomato employees working in the yard when he noticed the duo destroying the private railroad line.
“They were stealing the rails and the iron that held the rails together,” he told CBS13....Working by hand, the men took their time with what had to be a tedious task.
“They were working hard doing it, they were using poles to wedge and pull everything up,” the Ace Tomato employee said.....The two men stripped 100 yards of the tomato company’s track, hoping to get away with a hefty load of iron to then cash in as scrap metal.