MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Several bird scooters won't be back on the streets of Memphis.
Shelby County Sheriff's Office said a road crew found nine scooters dumped on Cuba Woodstock Road near Shelby Forest.
Deputies said the GPS modules had been stripped off of the scooters.
Riders use the Bird app to unlock the scooter, and are then billed for every minute they ride.
The damaged scooters were turned back over to Bird, according to Earle Farrell with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office.
It's not clear if the vandalized scooters were ridden to the rural area or transported in another vehicle.
Bird scooters can be rolled or picked up even when in "locked" mode, but will sound an alarm and upload their location to deter theft.
A Bird spokesman would not reveal what type of vandalism was done, or say if thieves were seeking electronic parts, battery packs or something else.
Bird would also not comment on how many scooters have been stolen or vandalized since the Memphis launch, but did send the following statement: