KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A man’s classic car was stolen from a hotel parking lot while he was asleep on Friday.
After staying at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Friday night, Frank Sublett was ready to finish his 18 hour trip to Winchester, Virginia from Louisiana. However, when he woke up Saturday morning his truck and newly purchased 1931 Ford Coupe were missing from where he left them the night before.
“My first thoughts were that it had probably been towed, because I had parked parallel in the back of the hotel,” said Sublett. That wasn’t the case when he checked with hotel management.
“You wake up and your car is gone and all of your stuff is gone and what you just purchased is gone,” said Sublett. He said the cars were parked right outside of the room of the hotel, which is located off of I-40 near exit 398.
Since there are no security cameras are on the premises, Sublett said there aren’t many leads. That’s why Sublett is asking the public to take a good look at the photos and help out with any tips. “It’s not that many originals around, they’re fairly valuable,” said Sublett. “I’d just appreciate any help, anybody has.”
The blue 1931 Ford Coupe was hooked up to his grey 2001 GMC Crew Cab, according to Sublett. The Virginia tag to that truck is 75342.
Sublett was able to get a rental car and finish the rest of his trip Saturday night. He left disappointed crushed and saddened that someone would take his newly purchased car and truck.
Anyone with information on Sublett’s pick-up truck or the 1931 Ford Coupe is urged to call the Knoxville Police Department at (865) 215-7000.