North Carolina family heartbroken after food truck stolen

THOMASVILLE, NC (WGHP) — Two men in a white truck have snatched away a triad family’s dream and their only way to make money.

“Hopefully a miracle will come out of nowhere to hopefully find,” said Katia Cortes.

Her parents run the Tacos la Chula food truck. After working for someone else for 20 years, Carlos and Candida Cortes decided to become their own bosses. “Tacos, quesadillas, tortas,” Candida said. “They’re really delicious and people really like them.”

Carolos and Candida saved for over a year and in May 2021, they handed over $60,000 for a brand new food truck.

They took the truck to parties and events, but mainly served people home-cooked meals directly from the parking lot they rented on Old Thomasville Road. The best thing for family is meeting new people who love their food.

Then, on May 19, they watched as someone took their dream. “They first saw it from afar, my mother said, ‘Is that our trailer?’ And then my father said, “No, I don’t think so,” said Katia.

They were on their way to the truck to work on it when they passed it, less than a mile from its normal parking lot, and took Business 85 toward Thomasville.

Two guys in a white truck had it attached to the back of their vehicle.

Carlos and Candida couldn’t believe what they were seeing and tried to turn back to follow them but couldn’t because of the traffic.

“She feels like there’s nothing she can do because they don’t have the food truck and they can’t make any money, no income,” Katia said of her parents.

Carlos and Candida say they are not upset, it makes them sad to think of someone stealing another person’s business.

They just want to keep doing what they love. “I mean, we’re a hardworking family, they just want to work and keep going,” Katia said.

If you have any information about the truck, you are asked to call the High Point Police Department. North Carolina family heartbroken after food truck stolen

Dais Johnston

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