A Kemp resident well known for his street racing pedigree had over $100,000 worth of property stolen from him during a stay at a Forest Hill hotel.
David “Bird” Jones told News 8 his 1967 Chevrolet Camaro was on a 36-foot trailer that was hitched to his 2002 Ford F-250 pickup in the parking lot of a Comfort Inn in Forest Hill overnight.
He said he was in his hotel room from 12:30 a.m. until just after 5 a.m. Sunday. He said he noticed the truck, trailer and car were missing around 5:10 a.m.
Jones watched surveillance footage with police later Sunday and confirmed the truck and trailer weren’t towed.
“A man walked up at 2:33[a.m.] and at 2:36 my truck and trailer were pulling out,” Jones said in a text message.
Jones has appeared on the Discovery Channel TV series “Street Outlaws” three times since December. His Facebook post about the stolen property has been shared over 42,000 times from all over the country.
He described the stolen property to News 8 as follows:
- A 1967 Camaro with a 740 cubic inch aluminum big block Chevrolet engine and a “very noticeable” paint job
- A 36-foot Maxey Air Ride flatbed trailer
- A silver 2002 Ford F-250 with an 8.5-inch lift kit, 20-inch black wheels and pink license plates that say “OGBIRD.”
Jones said in the Facebook post that he was offering a $13,500 reward for information leading to the recovery of the stolen property.
Forest Hill Police told News 8 the department was investigating the incident. News 8 was waiting for further information.
Jones said he filed a police report.