• NFL wide receiver Calvin Ridley's car stolen at gas station

    By: J.D. Capelouto, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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    ATLANTA - Calvin Ridley had his car stolen at a gas station in Buckhead on Saturday night, police confirmed to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

    The Falcons rookie wide receiver was at a BP station when he went inside the store with his 2018 Dodge Challenger still running, said Atlanta police spokeswoman Officer Stephanie Brown.

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    Between 9:50 and 10 p.m., Ridley told police, someone drove away with his car. He said his car was push-to-start and he still had the keys on him.

    In a tweet that has since been deleted, Ridley called for the public to help get his car back and added that he was grateful there was no violence.

    “Man they got me last night in Buckhead,” he wrote. “Car Stolen. No such thing as a safe part of town so be careful. Grateful there was no violence, they just got me at the gas station & rode out.”

    Ridley was the latest victim of a troubling trend known as “slider crimes,” when thieves target unlocked cars at gas pumps.

    He just completed his rookie season with the Falcons. He had 10 touchdown receptions.

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