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Vehicle theft ruled accidental

LUFKIN, April 4, 2013—At 3:20 a.m., on April 3, Culesha Henderson reported to Lufkin Police Department that between 4:30 p.m., on April 2, and 3:00 a.m., on April 3, an unidentified actor(s) stole Ms. Henderson's vehicle, a gold-colored 1995 Toyota Avalon, from the employee parking lot at Pilgrim's Pride, located in the 1700 block of West Frank Avenue.  Ms. Henderson reported that she was in possession of the vehicle's key.

At 6:00 p.m., on April 3, Ms. Henderson reported to Lufkin PD that a fellow employee returned the vehicle to her and that the vehicle was taken by mistake, not stolen.

A Lufkin PD officer responded to Pilgrim's Pride to speak to Ms. Henderson and learned that an employee, Brahim Abdirahman, mistakenly took Ms. Henderson's vehicle when attempting to borrow the vehicle of another employee, Sara Nur. 

Ms. Nur provided Mr. Abdirahman the key to her vehicle and described the vehicle to him as a gold-colored Toyota Avalon.  Mr. Abdirahman located the vehicle and drove it to his residence in Nacogdoches.  When he left for work the following day, he found Culesha Henderson's employee ID badge inside the vehicle.  Mr. Abdirahman contacted Pilgrim's Pride Human Resources Department, who then contacted Ms. Henderson.

Upon viewing the vehicles, the officer noted that Ms. Nur's vehicle was nearly identical in appearance to that of Ms. Henderson, and the key to Ms. Nur's vehicle operated Ms. Henderson's vehicle.  The officer speculated that wear on the ignition lock cylinder of Ms. Henderson's vehicle and a similar key profile for each vehicle permitted Ms. Nur's key to operate Ms. Henderson's vehicle.

Lufkin PD's investigation into the incident was closed.

The vehicle theft was originally listed in a Crime Stoppers report, found here:  http://www.youreasttexas.com/news/lufkin-police-search-for-suspect-in-auto-thefts

Police are still seeking information on the other crimes in the Crime Stoppers report. 

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