A narrative that aired on FOX 13 final week helped find a rolling piece of historical past for a Tooele household that was stolen.
“Yep, we name it Previous Pink. They drove it in every single place, so it actually had lots of household historical past inbuilt,” mentioned scorching rod proprietor Jeff of Tooele.
The brilliant crimson Dodge truck from the Nineteen Fifties is again in its rightful proprietor’s possession after being stolen two weeks in the past. The household treasure dubbed “Previous Pink” nearly didn’t make it residence.
“It was heartbreaking simply due to all the pieces we needed to do with it,” mentioned Jeff.
After being labored on at Ekins Storage for 2 years, somebody stole Previous Pink together with a trailer the night time earlier than proprietor Derek Ekins was set to ship the truck to his buyer, Jeff.
“We at all times knew it was going to return again, till we didn’t. That was scary. We didn’t know if any individual needed it for elements, we didn’t know why they needed it,” mentioned Jeff.
FOX 13 first reported in regards to the stolen truck and trailer final week. That led to a girl seeing our story, after which recognizing the trailer within the parking zone of her South Jordan lodge on Christmas Day.
She known as police, who then known as Derek. He says he was in a position to get the truck residence to Jeff on Christmas Day, which was a real Christmas miracle.
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“We had been hoping somebody was going to do the correct factor, thank goodness they did, prayers answered,” mentioned Jeff.
The girl who situated the trailer prefers to remain nameless, however tells FOX13 that as an alternative of maintaining the $1000 reward for herself, she needs to pay it ahead.
“We supplied it to her, and she or he mentioned she didn’t do it for that motive however she’s going to donate it to a household that wants it greater than her,” mentioned Derek.
She plans to donate it to a Moab household who misplaced all the pieces in a home hearth in November.
Ekins Storage was impressed to create their very own fundraiser so as to add to this effort.
They now have over $2600 to provide to that household. They are saying when you’d prefer to donate to assist the Moab household, you’ll be able to Venmo Derek @ekinsgarage.
No arrests have been made but on this case, however West Jordan police are investigating if some proof may tie them to a suspect by way of DNA.