SAN FRANCISCO—On Wednesday, November 25, a 15-foot U-Haul trucks with supplies for the San Francisco Turkey Trot was stolen.
Steven Woo informed authorities that he woke up Wednesday to check out the truck at around 8 a.m., when he discovered that the truck was gone. It is suspected that the truck was stolen sometime between the hours of 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. Woo informed the public that since the beginning of the Turkey Trot he has been parking the truck on 26th Avenue in the Richmond District.
The U-Haul contained goods meant for the 13th Annual San Francisco Turkey Trot. Inside the truck was about $20,000 worth of goodies for the race. Stolen were 2,000 T-shirts worth $8,000, which were to be handed out to people at the end of the race. Over 3,000 bottles of beverages were stolen, in addition to snacks and refreshments for the race. Signs and tables were also inside the truck when it was stolen.
The turkey mascot that runs the 100-meter race with the kids was not stolen.
The U-Haul has an Arizona license plate with the numbers AD4878 on the plate.
The race was held at the Polo Field in Golden Gate Park and began on time at 9 a.m.
The United Kingdom has its own turkey trot, but theirs is not held until closer to Christmas Day. The purpose of the race is to get exercise and burn calories before Thanksgiving Dinner.