FRIENDSHIP, Maine — A clammer returned from a day of work Wednesday afternoon only to realize his truck and and an attached trailer had been stolen.
The vehicle was located by a Knox County Sheriff’s Office deputy a short time later, but it had been significantly vandalized.
The victim left his truck parked on property he had permission to use while he was clamming near Teel Island, according to the sheriff’s office. When he returned, he found the vehicle and trailer missing and called police shortly before 5 p.m.
He reported a white truck had been parked by his vehicle. The man checked with people on the nearby wharf, and no one reported seeing anything.
When the victim’s truck was recovered, all the windows were smashed out, the radio antenna was missing, the door frame on the passenger side was damaged and the hood had “go home” scratched into the paint.
The inside of the truck also was trashed.
The victim also told the deputy he had two tires slashed a few days ago while parked at the same place.
There are no suspects at the time, though the investigation determined there were many people who did not want the victim in the area.