BBQ Business Owner Said He’s Out Thousands After Thief Wrecked Food Truck

Tuesday, July 28th 2020, 10:22 pm
By: Kristen Weaver

TULSA, Okla. -

Okmulgee police arrest a man accused of stealing and crashing a food truck, causing thousands of dollars in damage.

The owner of the truck followed right behind the suspect. 

The owners of Boss'n Hogs BBQ said they couldn't believe it when they saw someone driving off with their truck and trailer. Now they're leaning on their community just to stay afloat.

"We looked up and our whole life was going down the driveway," said Jason Boss.

Boss said he had been up all night cooking when he saw his livelihood being stolen right in front of his eyes.

Boss and his wife Heather have owned Boss'n Hogs BBQ in Okmulgee for 6 years.

"I don't think this individual even knew this truck was strapped to the trailer," Jason said.

Jason said the suspect, Jimmy Robinson, first broke into their SUV and caused damage before jumping into the truck dragging their BBQ trailer and tearing down Highway 75.

Jason said he took off behind Robinson and saw as he drove in the wrong lane into oncoming traffic, then crashed into a ditch and through a fence.

"He wrecked our truck and trailer up the road, going into incoming traffic could have killed people," Jason said. 

Jason said nobody was hurt but the damage has been done.

"This whole thing at one point was about foul foot off the ground,” said Jason.

He said the trailer is no longer structurally sound and they can't move it. All in all, he said the damage will cost them more than $75,000.

He said it's a slap to the face after already struggling due to COVID-19.

"We're just scraping by is what we're doing,” said Jason.

Robinson is in jail for larceny of a vehicle and second-degree burglary.

"As soon as we get that new trailer up and running, we'll be slinging that 'que again," Jason said.