Food Truck Owner Turns to Social Media to Track Down Thief
St. Louis, MO – Tom Broadwell gets plenty of attention driving his 1955 pickup truck, but it’s what he had in the back over the weekend that attracted the attention of a crook.
“Which was a generator and 100 feet of 50 amp copper electrical cable,” said Broadwell.
Somebody stole the stuff. The $4,000 generator powered Broadwell’s food truck, Papa Tom’s Gateway Dog House, and no power won’t cut the mustard.
“I can’t say it on camera what I really thought but, you know, how do I go from here,” said Broadwell.
Broadwell borrowed a generator to keep the hotdog wagon rolling, but turned to social media to help turn the wheels of justice.
The hotel gave him a copy of its security footage (adt reviews), and Broadwell posted it on Facebook and sent out alerts on Twitter.
The video shows what looks like a light colored jeep pull up. Then what appears to be a man approaching and eventually wheeling off the generator.
“I figured hey maybe somebody knows a person who looks like this that drives that vehicle and, yeah, we’ll see how it goes,” said Broadwell.
Broadwell also reported the theft to police.
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