A thief tried to steal rock band Pröwess‘ RV as the band were loading out while on tour in Burgettstown, PA. Members of the group were able to wrestle back control of the vehicle while still in motion and bring the vehicle to a stop, after which the thief was subdued for police following a physical altercation with a member of the band and their crew. However, as they were loading out gear at the time, their trailer was left open with gear falling out along the road for roughly three miles. An official press release on the matter detailed the event:
“In the early hours of January 28, 2018, rock n’ roll band Pröwess‘ RV was stolen in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania during load out at The Farm Bar. On board were two band members, one crew member, two family members and three friends. The band’s trailer was open and dragged for three miles, splaying equipment across the highway. The crew was able to collectively take back control of the vehicle until the suspect was subdued and police and ambulance arrived on scene. No one on board was seriously injured. The majority of equipment was recovered by crew members not on board during the incident and diligent bar staff.
During an impromptu acoustic session, the suspect silently boarded and stole the vehicle, reaching high speeds and throwing all on board to the ground while the on board lights went out. Band members Dalton Bowes (vocals) and Kenny Keeler (bass) were able to remove the keys from the ignition while grappling for control of the wheel and pedals, successfully stopping the vehicle. All witnesses provided statements to the state police department and will be moving forward with the case. The suspect is currently not in police custody as of January 28, 2018.”
The band shared also some footage of the immediate aftermath of that, including the suspects arrest, and also released the below video statement: