More of the story as told to me, guy with the truck gets a call from a former co worker who has also gone solo and started his own company. Says he has been hired to remove the EMC and could he (the guy with the truck) meet him there Saturday morning for a crane lift. The guy has just bought the truck and getting started so he could use the money so he agrees. They remove the first side, load it in a pickup truck and determine that there is not enough room for the other side so guy leaves with the first side to go get another pickup. Leaves guy with the crane (who does not have a clue they are stealing it) sitting there waiting on him to return. Guy eventually shows back up with an empty pickup, they load the second side and leave. Guy with the crane leisurely goes across the street to a convenience store to buy a drink and then goes home.
This is a national chain fast food restaurant, broad daylight and they are open. Nobody goes out to ask what they are doing the entire time.
It is really bizarre, did he not know those things are serialized and what is he going to do about software, radios, ect?