Metro Police looking into attempted car theft in Antioch

Posted at 4:06 PM, May 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-29 17:59:17-04

ANTIOCH, Tenn. (WTVF) — People in the Cane Ridge community are on high alert after three teenagers are caught on home surveillance video attempting to break into vehicles.

The incident happened Monday morning around 5:02 a.m. at a home on Sundown Drive in Antioch. The homeowner said she woke up to a motion alert message on her phone. On the video, she saw three male teenagers walking up her driveway trying to open car doors.

"It's a sense of helplessness and also since my car has been stolen, my peace has been stolen as well. I'm constantly looking out my windows. All my window shades are open so I can always have a clear view of what's happening in front of my home," she said.

In April, the woman said her vehicle was stolen and wrecked. This latest incident has prompted her to warn others living in neighborhood to be on the lookout for the alleged suspects.

"I got a brand new car and not even a whole month of having the vehicle it's being attempted to be stolen again. These particular teens are on probation right now for these very crimes so tougher laws for things like this. They're 16 and 17 they know better. They know what they're doing is wrong and they only get a slap on the wrist," she said.

Metro Police are looking into the incident. After the video was posted onto Facebook, someone who knew the teens called the homeowner and told her their names and ages. She then filed an additional police report.