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Thieves Target Ford Trucks at State Fair

Two trucks stolen from Lot 2 within one week

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    Dallas police are asking officers to keep a close eye on Ford trucks parked at the State Fair of Texas after two were stolen from the same lot.

    One of the victims, Vickie Rodgers said had only fond memories of the State Fair until now.

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    Two Ford F-series trucks have been stolen from Lot 2 since the fair opened one week ago. (Published Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011)

    "I always felt safe, would fall asleep on the way home as my dad drove us home," said Rodgers, who has been making the trip from Jacksboro since she was a child.

    Her 2006 Harley Davidson special edition Ford F-250 truck was stolen while she and her husband enjoyed the fair.

    "We left with a good feeling and headed out to the parking lot and preceded to look for our vehicle," she said.

    The Rodgers said they made a point to park in a $15 front-row spot near one of the Dallas police watchtowers.

    "I was just wishing I could have walked out there at the time the person was breaking into my truck," Larry Rodgers said.

    Their truck was the second Ford F-series truck stolen from Lot 2 since the fair opened Sept. 30.

    "I'm sitting there thinking, 'This is why we don't go to Dallas very often,'" Vickie Rodgers said.

    The Rodgers said knowing police are keeping an extra eye on Ford trucks at the fairgrounds is little consolation for their loss.

    "It was a special truck, we worked very hard for this vehicle," Larry Rodgers said.

    Dallas police said they are looking at the fairgrounds' surveillance cameras to see if the crime was captured on camera.

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