PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) — FOX 12 viewers came to the rescue and helped recover a stolen food cart from a northeast Portland pod over the weekend.
PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) — A local food cart owner is asking for the public’s help in locating his cart that was stolen on Sunday.
Lamar Winston owns Mister Big Burger, a food cart located at the corner of Northeast Sandy Boulevard and Northeast 131st Place. At around 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, security footage showed a dark-colored van driving off with Winston’s cart.
FOX 12 aired the story of the theft on Monday. Right after it aired, someone found the stolen cart in the Dales and reported it to the police. Winston had to find a way to get the car back to the basket.
“I know it’s going to be very expensive to have it towed to Portland,” he said.
However, a number of generous FOX 12 viewers have offered to tow the cart to Portland for free, and it will happen on Wednesday.
“I said yesterday in the interview that everyone has to be careful of everyone, no matter what color, race, you have to – you just have to be careful with each other. Just hearing that, it’s a blessing,” Winston said. .
As for who stole the cart, Winston says he was surprised they drove to the Dalles.
“I’m sure he thought he got away,” Winston said.
Winston doesn’t know exactly what shape his cart is in. He knows it was spray painted but does not know if it was vandalized beyond that. However, it will take time and work to get it back up and running.
“I have to completely clean it up,” Winston said.
If you’re hungry for a Mister Big Burger, the cart should be back up and running by the end of the month.
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