South Fulton County

Nearly $500K in jewelry stolen from rapper Young Dolph's car at Cracker Barrel

SOUTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — A rapper was having lunch at Cracker Barrel when thieves stole nearly $500,000 in jewelry and cash from his custom car, he told police.

According to Fairburn police, Adolph Thornton, the Memphis rapper known as “Young Dolph,” was at the Cracker Barrel on Senoia Road in Fairburn just before noon Wednesday when it happened.

Police say Thornton and another man were eating when employees told him that someone had broken into his custom camouflage Mercedes-Benz SUV in the parking lot.

Police had questions about what happened.

"It was unusual in a number of ways," Assistant Police Chief Anthony Bazydlo told Channel 2's Berndt Petersen. "Number one, we see the suspects in the video. They come to this vehicle three separate times."


Bazydlo showed Petersen the surveillance video taken from the QuickTrip next door. Investigators said the first time the thieves approached the truck, they may have entered the SUV without breaking into it.

The video showed the suspects drive off and return two more times. It was the third time that they broke in through the window.

"The officer's report indicates it appeared the suspect made entry into the passenger side of the vehicle," Bazydlo said.

That's what Thornton told police. The rapper said his driver’s side window was damaged and that the following items were stolen:

  • Diamond chain valued at approximately $27,000
  • Another chain valued at approximately $57,000
  • Richard Mille watch valued at approximately $230,000
  • Patek Philippe watch valued at approximately $85,000
  • Cartier sunglasses valued at $24,000
  • Cartier sunglasses valued at $700
  • Glock firearm
  • Pirelli backpack valued at approximately $300
  • Apple Macbook valued at $3,000
  • Apple Ipad valued at $500
  • Apple Airpods valued at $200

Thornton said it would cost about $700 to replace his window.

Bazydlo said investigators are puzzled by what happened after Young Dolph first got out of his truck. They say the taillights flashed off and on, and in the next couple of minutes, they flashed two more times.

"That's interesting to us in terms of what was happening with the vehicle," Bazydlo said. "Was it being locked? Unintentionally unlocked? We don't know."

Young Dolph posted on Instagram this week that he would be giving away one of his other customized cars to a fan who makes the best video for a contest involving his music.

The Memphis-born rapper has worked with Atlanta artists, including Migos, Gucci Mane and Lil Yachty.

Petersen reached out to Thornton, but got no response.