Thieves steal food trailer, leaving business out thousands before 4th holiday

The owner of CJ's Hotdogs in McDonough??reached out to Channel 2 Action News??to say someone stole it over the weekend.

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. — Food trucks and trailers are really popular with the work-lunch crowd these days, but now it looks like they're also becoming really popular with thieves.

The owner of CJ's Hotdogs in McDonough reached out to Channel 2 Action News to say someone stole the food trailer over the weekend.

Darren Miller told us he just wants it back.

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"It's a tremendous hit for our business. I've got catering jobs lined up that I'm having to cancel," Miller said.

The theft forced Miller to withdraw as a vendor at Community Freedom Fest in Henry County on the Fourth of July.

"I'm angry about it. Don't get me wrong, but it's more disappointing that there's thieves out here like that," he said.


McDonough police are looking for whoever stole the 35-foot-long trailer out of the Macon Street parking lot over the weekend.

We checked in with police and they said they don't have any solid leads.

"It probably took them every bit of 15 minutes to try and break that lock, get the key out and raise it up, undo all the chocks and drive away with it," Miller said.

Miller said it would cost about $100,000 to replace and reequip the trailer.

Their restaurant is filled with tributes to the military and law enforcement and they hope their local law enforcement can help deliver justice.

"I want my trailer back, but I also want to catch these guys so they don't do it to somebody else, because I know they're doing it to other people," he said.

McDonough police said they assigned the case to a detective Tuesday.

Anyone who spots the giant trailer is urged to call them with its location at  770-957-1218.