Tire Theft Or Do-It-Yourself Project?

We spotted this car on East 28th Street between Avenue Y and Avenue Z. Not only were all four tires missing, but the rims, brakes and even the axle was gone! We’re wondering if this car is a victim of theft and vandalism, or is it simply a “do it yourself” project? Considering the extent of the damage (the front bumper was in the back seat) we’re hoping it’s the latter.