Facebook to the Rescue! Friends Help Find Stolen Louisville Food Truck

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Well, that was fast. In less than a day,  a popular Louisville food truck was stolen, spotted, and returned to its rightful owner. 

Chris Williams is the general manager of Four Pegs in Louisville’s Germantown neighborhood. The pitmaster says he made the discovery Tuesday afternoon.

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“I’ve had it for 8 years,” Williams told Spectrum News 1. The big green food truck is outfitted with a large refrigerator, warming racks, “All the things we need to serve food to the masses.” All of that and the truck was gone. Williams took to Facebook and the response for immediate and big. 

“It was so touching to see so many people sharing and helping us find the food truck.”

The S.O.S. was shared hundreds of times and within an hour a Facebook friend in Shively spotted truck sitting across the street. 

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“The police say their plan was probably to strip it down, repaint it and just try to sell it again,” Williams told us. No arrests have been made and Williams says it may be difficult to track down who exactly took it. Still, with the help of the Louisville Metro Police Department and a lot of Facebook friends Williams reclaimed his mobile-meat-machine and hauled it back to home base. Just in time.

“Our holiday party is tonight! It was going to be a dreary situation but now it’s going to be a celebration,” Williams explains.