“Street Outlaws” racer targeted by thieves

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FOREST HILL, Texas – A well-known racer has become a common name in the racing community, thanks to a popular television show.

David “Bird” Jones has been featured on  Discovery Channel’s show “Street Outlaws.”

However, that familiarity may be responsible for a crime.

Recently, Jones say thieves targeted his racing gear, including his 1967 Camaro, 2015 Maxey air ride 36′ flat bed trailer and his 2002 Ford F-250.

Jones told KXAS that he was at a car show with a friend on Saturday night and felt too tired to drive home.

Instead, he decided to spend the night at a Comfort Inn in Forest Hill.

“I was wore out and I needed a couple of hours of sleep,” Jones said. “I woke up, used the restroom, looked out the window and it was gone.”

Investigators say the crime only took about three minutes.

Now, Jones is offering a $13,500 reward for his car back.

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