SHREVEPORT, La. – A Shreveport man says thieves drove his RV off the storage facility’s lot, where it was kept for two years. Now that victim is questioning the facility’s promise of “safety”.
Brett Malone said: “I was just wondering about a secure place in the name of their business that runs an insecure business.
On October 1, Malone drove to the storage shed in Shreveport, thinking he was going to drive back out with his RV. He’s going to go camping.
Malone said: “When I got to where it was supposed to be, it was empty.
The RV was gone, and he wasn’t the one to get it.
“I have personal documents in my camper,” Malone said. “I said, ‘Oh no, they know where I live.'”
Malone immediately filed a report of theft. Although he didn’t realize the RV was missing until October, the theft – captured on surveillance cameras – happened on September 13.
Malone said: “I was able to go back and get video showing when the thief walked in and his license plate was showing.
The video shows someone driving out of the facility without trouble with Malone’s RV being towed into their vehicle.
“We had to have unique codes that we chose as tenants,” Malone said. “But that former manager said the system wasn’t working properly and there was an override and if someone had it they could have it. can get in and out”.
KTBS asked the current manager about this mysterious master code. She said that it exists but is only used when the system is not working properly.
Malone said even after he gave investigators the license plate number there wasn’t much movement in the case
Malone said: “I have been told that such recalls of stolen cars are rare.
On top of that, he said the hosting facility didn’t help either.
Malone said: “I have left many messages with the staff of the company.
KTBS reached out to the facility’s area manager and spoke with the manager at the Shreveport-Barksdale Expressway site to double-check that we’re contacting the right people. But the question of what the establishment plans to do about the theft remains unanswered.
“You need to fix your security because it’s not a safe facility,” Malone said. Video surveillance some of the cameras weren’t working, some had an obscured view from the bushes. .
KTBS asked about the camera. All are working. As for the quality of the footage, the new manager couldn’t confirm the improvements there.
Malone already has insurance, which is required at the facility.
To protect yourself, here are some tips.
- Owners can purchase a hitch lock to prevent thieves from easily getting the RV into their vehicle.
- Steering wheel lock prevents thieves from driving away
- Another option is to install a tracking sensor and hide it in the RV.
All of these options can provide the most peace of mind and can deter theft.