Seven miles away at 6912 North Nebraska Avenue, TPD is investigating another chop shop case. According to a search warrant, North Port PD asked TPD to investigate a stolen car. A GPS hit on the stolen Stanley Steamer van led officers to the property. Upon arrival, officers saw a man run off from the back of the stolen car and two other men run out from the yard of the property. Within the property, TPD seized two Ford vans, numerous drugs like cocaine, marijuana, and meth. They also found a gun.
Employees were not happy to see us. A man who claimed to be the brother of the lot owner insists they are not a chop shop. Furthermore, he says the car business on suite A is separate from the mechanic and paint garage at suite B. But according to the search warrant, both parts of the lot are under investigation.
TPD says no arrests have yet been made in this case.