St. Francois County had a ex-military Hummer that they acquired through a Department of Defense program. The key word is "had", because someone stole the heavy-built SUV and is now using it for no good.
Sheriff Dan Bullock said the Hummer was stationed at the county's Road and Bridge Department for use in case of a disaster or an emergency.
“It came up missing the weekend of May 4 and was taken out through the back of the department’s property. It was used that following Monday morning at 5:30 a.m. in a smash and grab at Midway Restaurant in Ste. Genevieve County,” said Bullock.
St. Francois County deputies are working with Ste. Genevieve County authorities in trying to locate and recover the Hummer. A surveillance cameras caught the act and they are looking at some suspects at this time.
“This is not the first time one of these vehicles has been taken around the country, but it’s a first for us. These vehicles don’t have keys but if you have been around the military you would know how to get them started,” said Bullock.
The rig is the old-style, camouflage in color, and has a large St. Francois County sign/sticker on the side and Road and Bridge Department plates on it.
To report any information contact the St. Francois County Sheriff's Department at 573-431-2777 or central dispatch at 573-431-3131