When Wolverhampton Wanderers FC center back Ryan Bennett woke up last weekend, he was shocked to find that all four wheels on his third-generation BMW X5 had been stolen.
The 28-year old soccer player immediately took to Twitter, asking his followers to let him know if they hear of anybody being offered four X5 wheels with Dunlop tires. As of right now, the post has been re-tweeted more than 250 times.
Bennett also called those responsible for leaving his SUV resting on its brake discs “scumbags”, which is probably a fair assessment of somebody who steals other people’s property. It must be a rude surprise to find your car without its wheels; then again, it’s a good thing the X5 itself wasn’t stolen.
Nice to wake up and see some scumbag has came and taken all my wheels! Anyone get offered 4 x5 wheels with Dunlop tyres let me no! pic.twitter.com/BqzedqhFuJ
— Ryan Bennett (@ryanbennett_22) September 9, 2018
Wheel thefts are of course nothing new. Thieves mostly target high-end automobiles equipped with expensive alloy wheels, which can then be re-sold. As for how to prevent your wheels from being stolen, while there’s no sure-fire way to do so other than keeping your car locked in a garage, you could always try parking in high-traffic areas, or parking close to the curb, or even locking your wheels, although the latter isn’t the most practical solution.