The Tire Brigand


Steven exhausted, from working all night at the hospital, walked to his car under the parking deck. When he got there, his tires were gone, the rest of the car was sitting on blocks, and nothing left but a shell. Steven was beside himself. He called the authorities and waited.

Steven Blakely is a hard working, easygoing man. He is a registered nurse at the University hospital in Arkansas. Steven loves his 1988 Oldsmobile, Cutlass and he spent hours adoring and fixing it up. In addition, he spent an unbelievable four thousand dollars for 20-inch gold custom rims. The rims were shiny, and they spin, even when the car was not moving. Then, to have all of this snatched away from him is crazy.

Steven had no idea who stole his tires. He made the report and called his girlfriend Dana to pick him up. While waiting for Dana, there was an odd-looking man standing in front of the entrance on the deck. He stood there staring and did not say a word. He was dress like the70s inspired him a lot. His beard was scraggly, and his blonde hair was like a thick bristled brush that hung across his forehead.

Steven approached the man in hopes that maybe he saw something.

“Sir, my name is Steven Blakely, I work here at the hospital and I was wondering if you saw who took the tires off this vehicle?  Steven asked hoping the man knew something.

“Why yes I did, my wife is on the third floor, she had surgery yesterday. I came out for a smoke about 3:oo a.m. and I saw three men get out of a tow truck and take the wheels off of that car. I went to the front desk to report it, but when they came out to see, those men were gone.” Mr. Wheeler said.

Dana arrived, inspected Steven’s car, and she was stunned. Dana is a pleasant and fun loving girl. She is a schoolteacher at Pope Academy. She loves Steven and hate for this to happen to him. She look forward to marrying him one day. Whoever did this is long gone. Dana tried to talk Steven out of getting rims before this happen because of the high crime rate.

She wanted to cheer Steven up by taking him to breakfast. Although he was starving, he just could not eat anything right then. He feels like he has been robbed, as well as assaulted and there is nothing he could do about it. Steven did think about getting wheel locks on his tires, but he put it off, that was something he should not have done.

Steven bought those pricey rims and did not think that anything would happen to them. Maybe insurance will cover some costs, however, expensive items like that is always a target for thieves. Locknuts on each wheel would have helped; at least they would have been harder to come off. Then, it may not be worth it to hang around; because there is a good chance, the thieves would be caught.

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