Lake County food pantry stuck with bill to repair truck after catalytic converter stolen from vehicle

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — While volunteers with Lake Cares Food Pantry in Lake County have been busy helping more people than ever before keep food on the table, they said a thief was busy targeting one of their trucks.

The organization said its now faced with costly repairs.

“We had the catalytic converter stolen out of the bottom of the truck,” the organization’s director said.

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A worker realized it when he turned on the engine and the truck made “this absolutely horrible noise.”

The director said they are looking at spending $1,300 to repair the vehicle and to rent a replacement truck. And, they’ll have to spend even more to upgrade security around their offices.

On Wednesday, the organization provided food to workers who have been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Myrt Price

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Myrt Price joined the eyewitness news team as a general assignment reporter in October of 2012.

Sarah Wilson

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Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.

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