A thief stole a component off a woman’s car while it was parked on the road shoulder with a flat tire on Nov. 17, according to Chattooga County Sheriff’s reports.
Rachelle Loveless was traveling northbound on Hwy. 27 when she had a flat tire just north of Mountain View Road. She pulled her 2010 Ford Focus off the roadway and parked it around 8 p.m. She was leaving it there until the next morning.
“She stated that when she returned and changed the tire and drove the car off, she noticed it making a loud noise. Ms. Loveless advised that her brother looked underneath the car and saw that the catalytic converter had been cut off,” Sheriff’s Detective Eddie Stroup reported.
The catalytic converter was valued at $700, according to a report.