Thieves destroy a wall to steal 25-year-old tractor

In this photo taken Tuesday, a workshop wall on a Hawaiian Acres property is damaged and the ground around it torn up where a thief or thieves pulled the wall off the building’s foundation to steal a tractor. (Photo by Alice Suncloud/Special to West Hawaii Today)

This undated photo shows Scott Suncloud drivng the Massey Ferguson 1160 tractor stolen by thieves who pulled a workshop wall off its foundation sometime between Monday afternoon and early Tuesday morning. (Photo by Alice Suncloud/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Reports of stolen tractors in Hawaii aren’t all that unusual, but most are crimes of opportunity for thieves because the owners or operators left the machine unguarded, out in the open, or on the side of a road.