A local food truck owner said she was in shock when someone stole both generators off her truck while she was working inside.
“It was surprising,” said Heather Briggs, owner of Gold Star Pies. “They were sitting right next to the truck, and we’ve never had something like that happen. I never figured someone would run off with them while they were plugged in and running.”
Gold Star Pies has been cruising around Colorado Springs for a little over three years, making most appearances on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Briggs said she was thrown off when she heard the people running off with her source of energy.
“I had really nice ones,” Briggs said. “I had Hondas and they are really small so I can lift them and everything. They cost about $2,300.”
Briggs said they were just cleaning up from hosting a community event outside of their home. She said her husband jumped in his car and tried to follow the thieves, but wasn’t able to catch them.
“We were in here cleaning up, and then all of a sudden all of the power went out and we heard screeching tires,” Briggs said. “At the same time and we ran out of the truck and saw someone leaving with our generators.”
Briggs said they weren’t sure what they were going to do until they could afford new generators. But luckily a friend of hers set up a GoFundMe. Within 24 hours, several friends and strangers donated more than $2,000 so she could buy new generators.
“So many people had given $10 or $20. Someone gave $1,000. It was just a generous outpouring of love,” Briggs said.
Briggs said they will be able to buy new generators now and get those pies back in the oven.