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Westerville man devastated after his food truck was stolen in the middle of the night

Owner Travis Hyde posing with his food truck. (Courtesy: Travis Hyde)

A Westerville man was devastated after his food truck was stolen Sunday night.

Owner Travis Hyde said his food truck, Sweet T's Southern Style food truck was stolen from the Food Fort in east Columbus.

Hyde has spent the last two years cooking up food made with southern love, until someone broke his heart. "That's what's eating me up. It is a family business. This is how I feed my wife and kids. It's just shocking."

He said the truck was stolen after someone hopped a fence at the Food Truck Fort in East Columbus and drove off with Sweet T’s Southern Food Truck.

The truck was driven right through a fence, leaving behind two destroyed generators. "It's tough coming back and just standing here and not seeing it," says Hyde.

People were seen fixing the fence Tuesday morning.

Security cameras in the parking lot were facing the other way, leaving Hyde with no leads and other truck owners worried they might be next. "I felt safe. I mean it's not the most beautiful part of town but everyone's always been nice. We've never had issues."

Hyde admits he left the keys in the truck for an employee coming in Monday morning. He hopes someone will extend a little southern hospitality and return the truck. "To have something ripped, literally ripped away from me for what I see is no apparent reason is what's disheartening."

Hyde shared on Monday that he is offering a $1000 reward for information leading to retrieval of the truck.

"This is my livelihood for my family," said Hyde. "I am offering a $1000 reward for any information leading to the recovery Sweet T's Southern Style food truck."

All that was left of the truck were a few generators.

Hyde asked that people share his story in hopes of finding his truck.

ABC 6/FOX 28 will continue to follow this story.

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