He called to ask how to register the truck he was driving only to learn it was stolen. It was the last stop on a long road from Hillsboro to Coffeyville for one pick-up.
The City of Hillsboro has been looking for its stolen truck for months.
"When we drive to and from places, we're always looking at the white pickups. You know, does that have a label on it?" explained Hillsboro City Administrator Larry Paine.
The story started in the electrical shop in Hillsboro. That's where thieves broke in last June and stole over $60,000 worth of copper wiring, tools and protective gear, piled it all into the truck sitting the parking bay and took off with the lot of it.
City workers searched,but found nothing. Police did the same. The truck was missing. Until a phone call last week.
"Our superintendent called our police department and says, 'Think I know where our truck is!'" said Paine.
It turns out the truck was first in Wichita and now Coffeyville.
the gentleman who had it had broken down while at Wesley Medical Center. Two men helped him with his car, then offered to lend him their truck so he could get home.
"Gave him a phone number to call back and so... He couldn't find them. He's like, 'Why can't I? These guys that loaned me this truck, why can't I get in touch with them?'" said Paine.
Searching the truck, the gentleman from Coffeyville found a business card with the phone number to the Hillsboro city electric shop. That's when he learned the truck was stolen and the city found its missing vehicle. Now the City of Wichita is looking for the two men who lent it to him.
Hillsboro had already replaced the truck using insurance money. So once the investigation is over the truck will go to the insurance company.