A top US lawman became the victim of crime when the tyres were stolen from his official SUV while it was parked on his driveway.
The thieves whipped two sets of wheels and tyres from the county-issue vehicle of Harris County sheriff Adrian Garcia Harris during a overnight crime spree.
But it wasn’t just the lawman who was surprised – his neighbours were equally astonished by the news.
“I thought having him living across the street would make things safer for me but I guess not,” said Jack Castle lives close by.
The vehicle had been parked in the sheriffs driveway and investigators believe the crime took place during the overnight hours.
“We’re not sure of the precise time but know it was sometime between midnight and early today,” said Christina Garza, the Public Information Officer for the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
Garza said officials were seeking the public’s help in tracking down the thieves. She also added that replacing the wheels and tyres will cost the county $1,600.
“This is crazy,” said Ernest Equia, who has lived in the neighborhood for 30 years. “This makes me feel like we have thieves everywhere.”
Denna Bowman, Operations Team