Chevy big wheel gets a rude awakening to 'city life'

Chevy's Tim Mahoney posted a picture of the Tahoe with the caption "City life."

What happens when a suburban boy from south Jersey moves to Detroit?

Tim Mahoney, Chevrolet's global marketing chief since February 2013, ventured out of his downtown condo on Aug. 9 to find his new black Tahoe teetering on bricks and chunks of concrete.

The wheels and tires had been stolen. Mahoney posted a picture of the Tahoe with the caption "City life."

Tim Mahoney found his Chevrolet Tahoe sitting on bricks and concrete, left.

One Facebook friend noted, "doesn't look like Haddonfield," referring to Mahoney's N.J. residence.

The former top marketer at Volkswagen of America and Subaru of America treated the incident with the equivalent of a cybersigh: "I managed to get 425 miles on the odometer before the wheels went missing."

One Facebook pal retorted: "Surprised it took that long in Detroit?"

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