Caught on camera: Local RV dealer makes changes after display vehicle stolen

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Johnnie Walker RV has decided to pull trailers in Wednesday night after one of their display vehicles was stolen on New Year’s Eve.

In surveillance video obtained by 8 News NOW, a man drives up to Johnnie Walker RV, gets out of his car, and grabs an axe. 

“He hits it right on the lock,” said Ronnie Corwin from Johnnie Walker RV. “It was gone in a matter of nine minutes.”

Corwin says the trailer, which had a “retro” look to it, was worth more than $25,000. 

“We usually park them out here for display, we do some of the cool show pieces like the one right here, a little bit different paint job, kind of draw some attention, but drew the wrong attention,” Corwin said. 

The surveillance video is a key piece of evidence in the investigation.

“Everything was pretty clean when he left,” said Corwin. “It was a late model Silverado, looked like a work truck.”

Corwin says a glare makes it too difficult to make out the suspect’s license plate number.

“We could see he did it with a lot of ease,” said Corwin. “He came in with a brazen attitude, just walked right up, hooked it up and went.”

There’s another person in the car, but throughout the entire event, they’re seated.

“It takes a brave individual to be able to pull up to a dealership like this and just hook up to it and go.”

Corwin says his team plans to invest in bigger locks to prevent this from happening again. 

The trailer is a gray/teal White Water Retro 177FK.

Metro Police are investigating the case.

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