A man chased after thieves who took off in his pickup truck early Monday.
Donnie Dean says he woke up to the engine of the truck starting outside his home off U.S. 27 south of Nicholasville.
Dean then got into a different vehicle and followed them.
The thieves eventually ran the truck off the road and ran away.
Jessamine County Sheriff's deputies couldn't catch them.
Deputies say Dean left the keys in the vehicle that was stolen.