BELOIT, Wis. (WTVO) — With vehicle thefts on the rise, Beloit owners of Kia or Hyundai vehicles could get some extra protection from car thieves.

Beloit Police will give away free steering wheel locks for drivers whose models are from 2015 or later as a part of the department’s “National Night Out.” Those cars have a design flaw that police said makes them easier to steal.

“Don’t assume it’s not going to happen to you, cause I thought our car was safe at the dealership, being worked on and it was still hit, like, I thought it would be more dangerous at our home, outside and it was still a target,” said theft victims Melissa Lyon and Daniel Bice.

The event kicked off at 5:30 p.m. at the Rotary Center, 1160 Riverside Dr. Hot dogs, chips and cookies were served.