Video: Suspect drags stolen safe behind car

Suspect drags suspected stolen safe. (Photo/WITN)
Suspect drags suspected stolen safe. (Photo/WITN)

SWANSBORO, NC (WITN) – Police in Swansboro, North Carolina arrested a burglar Tuesday after spotting him dragging a stolen safe behind his car.

Swansboro Police said 22-year-old Ryan Mullins broke into the Family Care Pharmacy and got away with the safe.

An officer on patrol saw the car go by, with the safe in tow. The safe, which was used to store medications, was being pulled by a rope attached to the car’s open trunk.

Mullins was initially charged with DWI, while police began checking to see who owned the safe. About the same time, police got the call about the pharmacy break-in. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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