Family Feels Hopeless After Thief Steals Four Tires Off Pick-Up

Posted at 1:41 PM, Dec 19, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-19 21:50:52-05

GAINES TOWNSHIP, Mich.– A Kent County woman says it feels like her independence has been stolen. Someone took all four tires off her pick-up truck.

The Kent County Sheriff’s Department confirmed to FOX 17 that it happened this week at the Woodfield East Apartments in Gaines Township.

“I came to the door, looked outside and all I could see was the first one missing,” said Devan Anderson.

At first, Anderson thought her fiance took a tire to have it fixed, but once she took a look around her pick-up, she noticed all four tires were gone.  Her truck was hoisted up on two cinder blocks and leaning lopsided just steps from her front door.

“It’s frustrating to know that any plans you had are dashed and you have to rely on everyone else to pick you back up again.”

It’s the latest in just a string of unfortunate events happening in her life. Anderson lost her grandfather around Christmas several years ago, and her house burned down last Christmas.

“This is just devastating and it’s not something you can just go to the store and grab,” said Anderson.

“You could if you had the money. But I don’t even  have money for new shoes.”

The Kent County Sheriff’s Department is investigating.