Tires & Rims Stolen Off Firefighter's Corvette While He Is On Duty

MEMPHIS, Tenn. ( - Memphis police are investigating after a firefighter's tires and rims were stolen off his car while he was on duty. It happened between 3:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. Thursday morning at Fire Station 29 on Elvis Presley Blvd.

The fire station is typically a busy house, and firefighters get several calls day and night.

Firefighter James Martin told police that his 2008 silver Corvette, which was parked in the fire station parking lot, was fine when he last saw it around 3:30 a.m. At shift change, just before 7:00 a.m., all four tires and rims on Martin's Corvette were gone.

According to the police report, the tires and rims are valued at more than $3,000.

The fire house doesn't have surveillance cameras or security fence around it.

Memphis Fire Lieutenant Wayne Cooke released this statement about the incident.

"It's appalling that this illegal act occurred in our great city especially against someone who is on duty and has pledged their life to serve this community. We are aware of the incident that took place at fire station 29 and at this time it is a police matter."

Memphis police are investigating.

If you have any information call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.


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