The Anne Arundel County Police are hosting a Steering Wheel Lock Giveaway to county residents who drive Hyundais and Kias amid a surge in thefts of the cars.
NOTE: The event below, Arts Alive 25, was held on September 8, 2023.
The event will be held at Arundel Mills Mall (Cinemark Parking Lot) at 7009 Arundel Mills Circle in Hanover on August 24th from 4 PM to 7 PM.
Social media videos – primarily on TikTok – which demonstrate the ease of stealing both Hyundai and Kia models, are believed to be contributing to the surge in thefts. The targeted vehicles are those with keys rather than push-button ignitions.
The car manufacturers are offering free software upgrades. However, many owners of the affected vehicles have not taken advantage of these upgrades.
To be eligible, you must be at least 18 years old, a county resident, and have proof of a Hyundai or Kia ownership. Supplies are limited and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.