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3 neighbors have tires stolen overnight

Chevrolet Silverados targeted in in overnight thefts

SAN ANTONIO - Three neighbors in the Wildhorse subdivision in Northwest Bexar county -- all owners of Chevrolet Silverado trucks -- had their tires stolen overnight and their trucks left sitting on bricks.

"In the morning, we woke up and saw that we didn't have any tires on our truck," said Aurora Medina, one of the Silverado owners in the 9200 block of Mare County. "My neighbor, who's a police officer, came over and told us that he didn't have tires and neither did the neighbor across the street."

"I've heard that that's been happening, that they're hitting Silverados in particular," said Jason Mendez, the SAPD officer who lives next to Medina.

"The trash man came by today and said three trucks were hit in the neighborhood on the other side and three more nearby."

Both Medina and Mendez own dogs that never stirred in the night.

Medina's young son, Francisco, said a noise woke him up around 3 a.m. He looked outside and thought he saw his neighbor across the street so he went back to bed.

"Man, it's crazy," said Francisco. "People stealing some dumb old tires for nothing. Why would they do that? I wouldn't do that."

"The dog didn't bark so whatever they did must have been high speed because they just left the lug nuts right here," said Mendez pointing to his yard.

While Medina and the neighbor across the street had not get worked to replace the tires by late Wednesday afternoon, Mendez arrived home in a rental truck.

His Silverado had already been towed away for new tires. He plans on making one more purchase after that.

"Probably put up surveillance to help out the neighbors and ourselves," said Mendez.

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