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ST. GEORGE -- A St. George man has posted an ad online asking for information about his torched Jeep. The man is offering a $1,000 reward to anyone who can tell him what happened to it.
Leon Weller spent a lot of time and money fixing up his Jeep for rock crawling. He outfitted the 1993 Grand Cherokee with a three-inch lift, new tires and suspension system.
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee
St. George Police
"It definitely was not made for the street with being locked up and everything. Basically I had it all set up for rock crawling and the hills," says Weller.
Weller took his Jeep out to Green Valley last week. While he was rock crawling in the canyon, the front axle of the Jeep snapped.
"My front end was lying on the ground," he says. "We couldn't tow it out of there. We needed an actual flatbed tow truck to get it out," says Weller.
If anyone knows anything, come forward. It's not right that people are out there destroying other people's property that they've worked hard for, you know?
Weller found a tow truck but it couldn't pick up his Jeep until the following Monday, so the vehicle sat for about three days. He kept checking on it to make sure no one messed with it. But that Sunday night, he got a call from police.
Weller's Jeep had been torched, the tires were missing and the radiator was gone.
"It just makes me sick, especially in St. George," he says. "I didn't think anyone would go around destroying people's property like that."
Weller filed a police report, but officers don't have much to go on. So he posted an ad on Craigslist, offering $1,000 to anyone who could tell him what happened or who is responsible.
"If anyone knows anything, come forward," Weller says. "It's not right that people are out there destroying other people's property that they've worked hard for, you know?"
Weller says he has no idea who could have done this. Investigators are calling it arson and are asking anyone with any information to give them a call at 1-435-627-4300.