Nashville comes to Belmont student’s aid after car smashed by stolen equipment

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — It’s not every day you wake up to find heavy industrial equipment on top of your car.

That’s what happened to a Belmont University student in May. For months, he’s been stuck riding his bike to get around.

The construction company that owns the equipment has not given him any insurance money.

Now those in the music industry are taking matters into their own hands.

“You had to laugh at the irony,” said Miles Littlefield, whose car was crushed.

There are no hard feelings for Littlefield, who said his car being crushed makes for one interesting story.

“The claw was sitting on my car crushing it completely,” Littlefield said.

His car was parked outside his apartment near Belmont when police said someone stole equipment from the construction site across the street. They didn’t make it far.

Since May, Littlefield has been left walking or biking to work and school.

All of that was fine until his internship at WME, a talent booking agency.

“One of the contingencies of this internship was that I have a consistent mode of transportation, and so the first day they asked me if I could run some errands and I had to tell them my story,” Littlefield said.

Instead of losing his position, he learned just how friendly the music industry can be here in Nashville.

“They have been extraordinarily supportive,” Littlefield said.

His supervisor at WME started a GoFundMe page in hopes of raising $5,000 for Littlefield to buy a car.

Young Entertainment Professionals also got behind it to spread the word.

“Nashville is a very special place where people want to help each other out, especially in the music community,” Littlefield said.

“I’m getting donations from people I have never met before and the only reason they are reaching out is because they are sympathetic to the plight of a poor college student trying to make it in the music industry,” he said.