A Shorewood man took matters into his own hands Thursday after realizing his car had been stolen.
The man told police his van was stolen from his driveway in the 3500 block of North Lake Drive, sometime between 3:23 and 3:50 p.m. The car was unlocked with the car keys in the driver’s seat at the time of theft, according to the police report.
However, the thief took off with an iPad in the car, which the man told police he used to trace the van to a Walmart in Milwaukee.
The men traveled to the retail store, found his van, confronted the car thief and retrieved the stolen van, all without police assistance.