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Stranded trucker robbed amid icy chaos in Memphis

In Memphis, Tennessee, a semi truck driver found himself stranded and ultimately robbed when his vehicle jackknifed on icy roads and neither police nor tow trucks responded to his calls for assistance.

The incident: The truck, loaded with Amazon packages, got stuck on Holmes Road near an Amazon facility late Wednesday night on January 17th. Driver Hassen Abagisa made multiple calls for help, but it wasn't until the following morning that over 10 individuals attempted to break into the trailer. Although the exact details of what was taken are currently unknown, the driver managed to confront the group, causing them to flee before police arrived.

The aftermath: After being stuck between trees for nearly 11 hours, the semi was finally towed away Thursday morning.

Bigger picture: This event occurred as Memphis faces treacherous road conditions following a winter freeze, which has led to similar incidents and challenges across the region.

What's next: Memphis police have no immediate suspect information as investigations continue into the attempted robbery.

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