Woman put in danger after botched theft of her tires - KMOV.com

Woman put in danger after botched theft of her tires

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

A downtown resident was put in danger after thieves unsuccessfully tried to steal the tires off her car.

Antoine Hobson said thieves tried to steal the tires off his mother’s car at her apartment building, but were unsuccessful. Hobson said his mother later tried to drive somewhere and was put in a dangerous situation.

“When she pulled out her wheels bulged out, leaving all four tires on the ground,” said Hobson. “It was by the grace of God that she didn’t get on the highway or the street, she could have been killed.”

Authorities said there has been increase in tire and hubcap theft across the area. Wheels are often sold in the street for hundreds to thousands of dollars. Many auto parts stores are seeing an increase demand for wheel locks.

The investigation into the attempted theft is ongoing.

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