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Pinson man leads deputies on low-speed chase in stolen delivery truck

From Trussville Tribune staff reports

JEFFERSON COUNTY — Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies were led on a low-speed chase early Wednesday morning down Center Point Parkway to Interstate 59, authorities say.

Just after 4:30 Wednesday morning, deputies were dispatched to the 1200 block of Birchwood Street to investigate a report of a suspicious vehicle sitting in the road with lights on and no one around.

Upon arriving, they determined the vehicle was unoccupied and not stolen. A witness then informed deputies of a man who had allegedly stolen a flatbed truck.

The Kenworth T-300 flatbed delivery truck was spotted as the truck turned onto Huffman Road. When deputies attempted to stop the vehicle, the suspect refused.

The suspect continued driving south on Center Point Parkway. The driver was apparently unfamiliar with the complexities of a modern manual transmission and was unable to get the truck out of first gear. The truck traveled at speeds of 25-30 mph onto I-59 south. Deputies followed the truck along I-59 south to Bush Boulevard where the transmission seized and the truck stopped.

Randy Dewayne Vert, 29, of Pinson, was removed from the truck and arrested. He was charged with first degree theft of property, reckless endangerment, attempting to elude, and resisting arrest.

He remains in the Jefferson County Jail with bonds totaling $5900.


  1. Come on man! Grind’em till you find’em

  2. You know him,he’s 29.Josh Thompson

  3. Here it is Chris Cole this beauty had them in high speed pursuit lol………

  4. Matt Coleman says:

    Beauty lol that cracked me up

  5. Dianne Vick says:


  6. On my street! I slept through it lol 😂

  7. Richard Kontzen he was unfamiliar with the complexities of a modern manual transmission

  8. Modern? Manual transmissions haven’t changed in 50 years!

  9. Whole different game in a big rig though

  10. Must have just escaped from brain surgery school

  11. What an idiot! Omg made my day for the laugh!

  12. Greg Widick says:

    Ain’t gonna be a free ride moron.

  13. Joshua Gunnin haha same route i take to work!

  14. Gearshift- a millennial anti that device. He a little old to be a millennial but his skills seem to match.

  15. Topical of randy very!

  16. Brenda Nolin says:

    on the street already SMH

  17. His home address is in Center Point not Pinson.

  18. Jill Bennett Bearden, from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office website.

  19. When I googled his address it is in Center Point.

  20. Might be considered Birmingham.

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