On Wednesday, the owner of A&J’s Self Storage in Greenwood, S.C., pursued burglars of his facility through two counties in a high-speed car chase. Danny Brothers arrived at work that morning to find 11 locks broken off of storage units. Already suspicious of a couple who had rented a unit from him on May 21, he saw their car pull up to a unit and decided to investigate. What he saw drove him to heroic action.
Scott Mooney and Leslie Gunderson had backed up their car to an open unit that was not their own. When Brothers saw them, they quickly closed the unit and drove off. When Brothers called 911, he was told to follow them, which he did for nearly 45 minutes, keeping 911 dispatch on the line. It was in Laurens County that an undercover detective apprehended them, quickly backed up by six cop cars.
The couple was turned over to the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office and charged with burglary. Over the course of three days, Mooney, 38, and Gunderson, 25, had broken into a reported 30 storage units, stealing items such as TVs, generators, vending-machine snacks and a table saw. Police said the couple was selling the items to buy drugs.
A&J’s Self Storage uses security including video surveillance, computerized access and night monitoring by police officers.
Source: Greenwood Today, A & J Storage Thiefs Caught After Local Citizen's Car Chase