We’ve all seen some quick wheel changes in motorsport, but now, we’re watching as a group of alleged thieves take less than a minute to steal a wheel off a C7 Corvette in the following brief video.
The video was recently posted online by the Southlake Police Department out of Southlake, Texas, and was captured (ironically enough) by a Tesla parked nearby. The video shows a black Dodge Charger pulled up next to a white C7 Corvette in the lot at 301 North Nolen Drive on November 3rd, 2022. Most of the parking lot is empty, so it’s a bit odd to see the Charger parked so close to the C7 Corvette.
As the video gets underway, we see an individual exit the front passenger-side of the vehicle and casually walk around to the rear of the Charger, where the trunk pops open. The rear passenger-side door opens and another individual exits. Within seconds, the first individual has a jack underneath the C7 Corvette, while the second individual assists by grabbing the jack handle and an impact wrench.
The two quickly get the C7 Corvette lifted, removing the lug nuts from one of the rear wheels. The Vette’s taillights start to flash, indicating the car alarm was activated, but it doesn’t matter as a third individual grabs the wheel and tosses it into the trunk of the Dodge Charger.
The coordination that goes into stealing the wheel is obvious, with each individual handling their role quickly, smoothly, and somewhat casually. In less than a minute, the wheel is removed, the car is lowered onto a brick, the jack is thrown in back, and the Dodge Charger exits the parking lot.
According to the video description, the wheel and tire are valued at a combined $700. The video description also points out that police have run the plates on the Dodge Charger, and asks that anyone with further information on the alleged thieves contact the Southlake Police Department.