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Stolen truck found after a string of break-ins in Anderson County

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ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Lawrence Davis noticed something different when he got home Monday afternoon.

He didn't see his grandson's black pick-up truck, so he called him on the phone.

"I asked him where his truck was, he said 'where I always park it.' I said, 'well it's not there,'" Davis explained.

His grandson, Jody Addison told him he parked it in a shed, just feet away from his grandfather's home.

"He works hard for what he's got," Davis said. "I don't understand anybody that would just come on somebody's property and find something they want and take it."

Addision usually leaves the truck parked in Anderson County while he works miles away in Atlanta.

"That's how I make part of my living. I work as a firefighter 24 hours, I'm off for 48 hours and I shoe horses," Addison said.

Addison said his side job as a farrier, which is a person who makes horse shoes, takes him throughout the Upstate and areas of Georgia. And because he had all of his expensive tools in the truck, he thought it would be safe to leave it at his grandparents' house in Anderson County. He said it's a secluded area with farmland.

"These tools, they're specialized tools. You can't do anything else with them, but shoe horses," Addison said.

Addison and Davis filed a report with the Anderson County Sheriff's Office about the missing black, 1998 Mazda B4000. Investigators found the truck Thursday night, ditched in Abbeville County. However, they said the tools were not inside the truck.

"When you work hard to try and build up something and actually have something that's nice, you know they were nice tools," Addison said.

Now, Addison said he's out about $8,000 worth of equipment.

"It's just not the way it's done, people work too hard for what they have," Davis said.

And his grandfather, said he's out of patience.

"The dogs will be out, the gates are locked. You have to put locks on everything to keep people out of it," Davis said.

Investigators are checking scrap yards to see if the tools were sold.

Addision said he left the keys to the truck hidden inside the pickup. He said he thought they were in a safe place.

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