The stolen Wichita Brewing Co. truck – with a large decal covering two sides and the hood of the truck – was recovered following a police chase Wednesday morning, police said.
Several people messaged the company on Facebook saying they spotted the truck near Lincoln and Webb, and near Towne East Square, employees said.
One citizen spotted the stolen vehicle at the Valero in the 2000 block of East 21st North and alerted police, Officer Charley Davidson said. Officers responding to the Valero “located the vehicle nearby and a chase ensued,” he said.
Shortly after 10:30 a.m., officers found the truck unoccupied in the 2500 block of East 8th. Four people ranging in age from 16 to 27 were found in the area with the help of neighbors, Davidson said.
A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of auto theft and felony evade and elude. A 21-year-old man was arrested in connection with unrelated warrants.
The 2006 silver Ridgeline was stolen Tuesday morning.
“It has delivered many a keg since we have owned it,” the company said on Facebook.
Like the brewery’s other vehicles, the giant decal on the truck’s sides and hoods made it stand out just a bit. The company wasn’t immediately sure if the decals were still on the truck – but police scanner traffic Wednesday morning indicated the decals were there.