It’s not unusual for someone to have their tyres stolen and the car left up on bricks – but a motorist in the US had four brand new winter tyres switched overnight for a bald set!
Apparently she’d just forked out about £300 for her new tyres, but the thief must have had a bit of a twisted conscience to have replaced them with an illegal set and rusty old rims.
The local police described the theft as ‘out of the ordinary’. Det. Sgt. Murray Drinkwalter remarked: “The normal situation is they would leave the vehicle on blocks.”
The motorist said: “I almost feel like I’ve been pinpointed. They replaced them with four very unsafe tyres thinking I would not notice, or possibly get into a car accident with these wheels that were put back on.”
She said the tyres are so “bald and thinned out” she fears what would have happened if she had driven on them.
Denna Bowman, Head Office