Not to be outdone by the Arkansas thieves who stole a trailer filled with $5,000 worth of Little Debbies, some North Carolina snow cone fans stole an entire Kona Ice trailer this weekend in Wake Forest, N.C., north of Raleigh.
Police say it will be tough to miss the trailer, having been designed to look like a bamboo hut on wheels...with big cartoon parrots.
The colorful trailer, valued at $40,000, was last seen about 10 p.m. Friday, reports TV station WRAL.
It was was fully stocked with ice flavoring and other items used to make those tasty shaved ice cones that are a more refined version of the crunchy snow cone.
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Carina Veverka, co-owner of Kona Ice of Raleigh, told TV station WNCN that her husband had fully loaded the trailer for a soccer tournament on Saturday.
“He got here at 7 a.m. and he calls me and he says, ‘Where’s the trailer, did you move it?’ I said ‘no I didn’t’ move it’,” Veverka told the WNCN. “I was sick to my stomach. I was crying. Every emotion that I could possibly think of.”
The company posted surveillance images on Facebook of a car and someone near their business at 4154 Shearon Farms Avenue early Saturday, reported WNCN. The images show people looking in the windows and slowly driving by the morning before the trailer was stolen.
Coincidentally, that stolen trailer full of Little Debbies was found days ago in Arkansas, and only about $300 worth of the $5,000 in snack cakes was missing.