Supposedly stolen saw solved
By 08/23/2000 00:00:00
Ellis County Press
FERRIS - The mystery of the supposedly stolen saw as solved about 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14 when Mitzi Beldsue of Bristol drove her red Chevrolet pickup into the alley next to A Cash and Mail Emporium, 209/211 W. Sixth St., with the electric tool in the truck bed.
Bledsue, who knows the business owners there, Teresa Schiffer and Melanie Queen, told Queen she picked up the saw when she spotted it in the alley after dark Friday, Aug. 4.
She said she picked up the saw to prevent someone from stealing it.
Bledsue said she had just purchased pizza for her family at Ciciliano's, 212 W. Fifth St.
She said her husband, Fred, was supposed to have returned the saw last week, but never got around do it.
Bledsue said she noticed the saw was still at their house and brought it back after taking her daughter to school with the opening of classes Monday morning.
Just before she arrived, Queen said, after a week of no response, Schiffer was going to have a photo enlarged from the store's surveillance video tape and posted locally in an effort to identify the person who took their saw.
Queen said she felt an enlarged photo would've presented a truer picture of the subject and vehicle.
From viewing the video, Queen and Schiffer agreed the person on the tape appeared to be a Hispanic male.
Queen said the truck appeared to be black or dark blue or dark green.
She said she didn't thin it was light enough top be red.
Bledsue, an Anglo female, said she hadn't seen the article about the alleged stolen saw caught by surveillance camera in the Aug. 10 edition of the Ellis County Press.
Queen said she thought the incident was humorous.
Bledsue said it was funny, but not funny.
She is the daughter of Linda Grissom, a waitress at Bea's Cafe.
Bledsue is former owner of Bea's.