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Omaha Caterer's food truck stolen in middle of holiday season

Posted at 11:10 PM, Dec 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-23 00:20:23-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — After three years, Glenn Harper saved up enough money to finance a food truck that was home base for his catering business, Big G's Fillet.

"I came back to cook one day and it was gone."

In their report, Omaha Police say the food truck, which had thousands of dollars worth of food and equipment inside, was stolen sometime between December 12th and 17th.

"Two fryers, a 24 inch grill, I put a TV in there," says Harper.

"Probably around $2,000 of inventory in there.

Police checked impound lots and didn’t spot it. It appears someone broke the lock and hauled it away.

"We live paycheck to paycheck and we count on this food truck to get us by,” says Harper.

"By this happening I really, I'm 30-thousand in debt right now.”

When he's not serving grub, Harper normally parks at AutoZone, near 30th and Ames. But after getting permission, he parked it across the street, in a vacant lot before snow came in.

Now as Christmas approaches, Harper wonders what he's going to say to his family.

"Actually I have to go home and tell my kids that we might not have a Christmas because of the bills I have to pay for this service,” says Harper.

Harper also coaches AAU basketball and would use the truck to raise money to help the kids play ball. If he's not able to recover the trailer, that all may stop.