Published: Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 --- 10:30 p.m.
While out delivering pizzas for Glass Nickel around 11 p.m. Sunday, Scott Mark Perkins says he noticed some teenagers following him from across the street on the 2400 block of East Washington.
"I called my customer and I was about maybe 10-15 ft. away from my car, within a line of sight." Perkins said. "My back was turned on it and I was still trying to reach my customer on the phone and I could hear laughing behind me and I turned around and I see the break lights were lit up in my car. They apparently had got in without me even noticing."
Perkins says he saw three people in his car before they took off down 6th St. He ran after them, but lost sight of the car once they turned onto Mifflin near East High School.
"It's always in the back of your head that something like this could happen," Perkins said. "But I've been doing this for 10 years--seven years at this particular company. And nothing like this has ever happened."
After reporting the stolen vehicle to Madison Police, Perkins says the only sign of his 2008 Dodge Caliber is the Glass Nickel pizza sign that had been on top of his car. He says a jogger found it near the bike path.
"They got my car, my office and all the things in it," Perkins said. "I had a camcorder, wallet, ID, credit cards. I mean, they stole my whole life out of that car. Today I just feel terrible."
Fortunately, Perkins says his car is insured. The license plate is 598-GGM. If you have any information, call Madison Police.