ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A family moved to Albuquerque and took their business with them. But in the middle of the day, their food truck trailer was stolen from their own driveway.
What started as a hobby, soon became their livelihood in Alamogordo.
“We worked out of Holloman Air Force Base and just some local events in Alamogordo for about a year,” said John McDermott.
But the McDermott family was excited to build their business, Micro Donuts, in a bigger city. They moved into the Heights in Albuquerque last month.
“We had a lot of fans out there and they were quite sad when we left,” said McDermott.
Since moving, they’ve served doughnut once out of their food truck trailer at Summerfest.
“We were busy from open to close so it was well received and we loved doing it,” said McDermott.
This weekend was supposed to be their second event at the New Mexico True Fest, until they came home to an empty driveway Tuesday.
“I got a phone call at noon, you know, saying that our trailer was stolen out of the driveway,” said McDermott.
Neighbor Rosemarie Guerrero saw it all happen. She said an old little red truck stopped in front of the family’s home.
“Pretty soon this little truck kept backing up and we said oh the doughnut truck is leaving,” said Guerrero.
That’s when she said a bald Hispanic man wearing a Chicago Bears jersey hitched the trailer to his truck.
“He finally got it lined up and I thought ‘Oh boy I don’t know if he’s going to get out of the driveway or not’ because it was so low, and he did and away he went,” said Guerrero.
For McDermott, he’s in Albuquerque for a reason.
“We love the area and we just thought we could enhance it by sharing some of our doughnut,” said McDermott.
He said they’re still hoping to do that.
“Please just keep a lookout for it,” said McDermott. “We’re desperate to have it back.”
Albuquerque police are investigating.