Recently, a Loudon County resident returned home after being away a few hours to find someone had stolen an old vehicle from his yard. Not necessarily big news, cars get stolen every day. What makes this theft noteworthy was the way it was done.

Thieves with a red rollback decided in the middle of the afternoon they could just pull into someone's driveway and take the vehicle. With the price of scrap metal so high, likely, the old vehicle was taken directly to the scrap yard and crushed.

These crooks and pill heads are getting more and more brazen in what they are willing to steel. Even sheriff Guider reported recently at a commission meeting, thievery is getting so bad, "if you don't want it stolen, you better nail it down."  

Let this be a warning to everyone. If you see something like this going on in your neighborhood, report it.