Start 2018 By Helping to Catch Some F-150 Thieves

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Let’s see if we can give this tragedy a happy ending.

For a lot of folks, 2017 felt like a kick in the teeth. For the congregation of the Asheville Family Church in North Carolina, the year was ended on one of the worst notes imaginable. On Christmas day, the congregation was the victim of a robbery, with thousands of dollars of tools and equipment stolen from a storage shed. Also stolen was a beaten Ford F-150, which looked similar to the one pictured above and is nigh-on priceless to many members of the church.

The truck was a gift to the church by one of its older members, a man that most of the Children knew as “Mr. Happy.” When Mr. Happy passed, he willed the truck to the pastor of the small rural church. The truck and its owner were staples in the church community, and it was his last parting gift to those who loved him. A small reminder that even in death, we can live on and make people’s lives a little brighter.

So, what say we try to ring in the New Year on a brighter note of justice? Let this be a call to all of us to keep an eye out and try to find this old Ford and all the church’s belongings. The truck is a red 1988 F-150, with dents in the rear bumper on the left side, and a slightly mangled front fender. Among the tools that are missing are a pair of ratchet sets, a pressure washer and a pair of Husqvarna leaf blowers.

The only picture provided is this blurry half-shot of the truck being used as a pool for the children of the congregation last summer. We wish we had more information for everyone, but we can only work with the tools we’re given.

If you live in the area, please keep your eyes open. If you have any information to share, you can contact the Buncombe County Sherriff’s Office at 828-255-5050.

Let’s bring that Ford home.

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Christian Moe contributes to many of Internet Brands' Auto blogs, including Corvette Forum, Club Lexus and Rennlist, among other auto sites.

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