Woman foils suspected car thief's plans

She says she began following the truck onto the highway as it was headed south on I-95.

She says she began following the truck onto the highway as it was headed south on I-95. (6/10/15)

STRATFORD - A Stratford woman who reported her husband's truck stolen took matters into her own hands ending the suspected car thief's joy ride.

Police say Vivian Ortiz reported her husband's truck had been stolen Tuesday night but say she spotted the vehicle in Bridgeport a short time after making the report.

She says she began following the truck onto the highway as it was headed south on I-95.

Officers eventually stopped the vehicle as it got off Exit 16 in Norwalk. Police say they took the driver of the stolen truck into custody. No word on what charges he now faces.

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