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Sometimes, the good guys do win. That 6,000-pound, 30-foot-tall climbing wall that thieves absconded on Feb. 8 was recovered in a parking lot near the Memphis airport.
An employee with the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority had seen the wall near the airport and called police once news that the wall had been stolen was made public.
SNEWSÂ® was told that the wall did incur some damage. The lever that lowers and raises it was damaged, plus whoever took the wall let the air out of the tires when they parked it.
Police have theorized that the thieves might have let the air out of the trailer’s tires since they parked it on a small rise in the parking lot and were worried it would roll into the street.
The man who owns the parking lot where the wall was found had parked a large truck in front of the wall, SNEWSÂ® was told. Apparently, he told police he parked the truck in front of the climbing wall to keep someone from stealing it, but he never reported having spotted the wall on his property.
Presently, the wall is back at the Outdoors Inc. warehouse and once again chained to a light pole.