The robberies reportedly took place just under 24 hours apart in different parts of Cleveland. Felton’s Dodge Hellcat was reported stolen at 4:50 a.m. ET Sunday around Public Square, the city’s central plaza.
At 3:30 a.m. ET Monday, Newsome II’s Dodge Hellcat was taken at gunpoint near Superior Avenue, not far from Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
Newsome II tweeted his dismay at the situation Monday night, writing, "It's a cruel world we live in."
It’s a cruel world we live in🙏🏽— Greg Newsome II (@gnewsii) June 6, 2023
Vehicle theft has been a hot-button issue in the Cleveland area in recent years. On May 17, 11 people were indicted in Cleveland for participating in a scheme to steal 86 vehicles from dealerships across Northeast Ohio, collectively worth in excess of $5 million.