Vandals cause thousands in damages at Franklin company
Reported By Jamey Tucker, Video Journalist - bio | email
FRANKLIN, Tenn. -
A Franklin company lost thousands of dollars in damages after someone climbed a fence and wrecked several trucks.
"It looked like they hopped in them, raced around a couple of times, and ran into each other somewhere out here in the parking lot. [Before] hopping out and leaving," said Taylor Huskey of Huskey Truss and Building Supply on Lewisburg Pike in Franklin.
Huskey told News 2 he discovered the trucks wrecked into each other when he came to work Monday morning.
GPS units inside each truck gave clues to what the vandals were doing.
"It seems like to me just some kids wanted a thrill, you can clearly tell they weren't out to take anything, because we have GPS in all the vehicles and they were still there," he said, adding, "They all turned on at 7:14 Friday night, believe it or not, and they all ran for four minutes. One topped out at 30 miles-per-hour."
One truck had a scrap down the side and a large dent to the driver's side door. Another Chevy 3500 lost a front bumper with lots of damage to the front, including a smashed headlight.
Another was apparently driven into a loading dock, breaking the axel.
"They might have played a little bumper cars," said Huskey. "Doing some spins here and there, possibly trying to hit one another. We're pretty sure they raced around the building a couple of times because there are some skid marks on every corner."
Huskey told News 2 the company made a mistake at the end of the week, leaving the keys in the trucks.
He guesses whoever did the damage snuck under the six foot fence with barbed wire on top.
Franklin police are continuing to investigate.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 615-794-4000.