Metro Detroit’s Shimmy Shack is back on the road this week after vandals damaged the food truck’s engine with what the owners believe may have been red Gatorade.
The popular vegan street food vendor was unexpectedly stranded on July 26 after the engine refused to start, forcing founder Debra Levantrosser to cancel events. According to a Facebook post later in the day, Levantrosser confirmed that the truck had been “sabotaged” while it was parked in South Lyon. Police were informed of the vandalism and are still investigating the incident. Levantrosser has offered a $1,000 reward for information about the culprits, WDIV reports.
The damage to the food trucks engine required significant repairs costing more than a $1,000. Shimmy Shack also had to cancel several events and lost revenue due to food spoilage. A GoFundMe campaign was launched on Friday to help Levantrosser recoup some of her losses.
In the meantime, Shimmy Shack is back on the streets of metro Detroit making appearances at Wednesday at Beacon Park on (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and Ann Arbor Farmers Market (5 p.m. to 8 p.m.). Check out the full schedule.
• Vandals Pour Liquid Into Gas Tank of Shimmy Shack Food Truck in South Lyon [WDIV]
• Shimmy Shack Vegan Food Truck Rebounds After Vandals Pour Gatorade in Its Gas Tank [Metro Times]
• Shimmy Shack Needs Your Help [GoFundMe]
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