Thieves stealing the wheels off of cars sitting on dealer lots is a common occurrence, but a thief in Ohio was recently killed when the GMC Yukon he was attempting to rob the wheels off crushed him to death.
According to the Canton Repository, the man was killed when he attempted to remove the first of the Yukon’s wheels and the vehicle came off the jack, falling on his head.
The dealership, Ron Marhofer Buick GMC in Canton, Ohio, remained open for hours the next day, with the man’s body not being discovered until about noon. A sales associate noticed the body of the 44-year old when a vehicle that was blocking it drove away.
The store remained open for sales as investigators arrived on the scene. The vehicle is now apparently being checked over for damage and will presumably be sold.
In early July, a Texas dealership had the wheels stolen from over 40 Cadillac Escalades. That crime is thought to have been committed by an organized crime ring hitting multiple area dealerships, where as our would-be-wheel thief was working alone.