Backhoe Smashed Into 'Idol' Winner's Father's Shop

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities suspect thieves smashed a stolen backhoe into a pawn shop owned by the father of "American Idol" winner Phillip Phillips.

The Albany Herald reports that authorities believe thieves stole the backhoe from the Water, Gas & Light Commission, drove more than a mile and crashed through the back door and wall of the shop.

Albany Police Department spokeswoman Phyllis Banks says the incident occurred sometime between Monday 8 p.m. and 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Shop manager Les Sherwood says an alarm triggered a police call at the shop at 8:57 p.m. Monday. But Sherwood says officers inspected the building and found nothing out of order.

Sherwood says shop owner Phillip Phillips Sr. and his "Idol"-winning son were in Los Angeles. The guitar-playing Phillips Jr. won the competition last month.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WTVY-TV 285 N Foster Street Dothan, AL 36303 334-792-3195
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 158994245 - wtvy.com/a?a=158994245
Gray Television, Inc.