By Nicole Ramage | Examiner.com
Nov. 26 ABC News reported of a Portland, Oregon food truck, The Honey Pot, that was broken into over the holiday and had not only all of the money removed from the truck but a single chef’s knife and apple pie. Mary Sheridan, the owner says that after thanksgiving her business slows way down because the only thing her food truck sells is pie. She was so irate with the thief, she posted an angry letter to the side of her truck and even put it on her website, Facebook business page, and Twitter.
Mary is a single mother that runs the food truck alone. She says that she doesn’t usually leave money in her truck so finding her locks broken was way over the limit for her because she was depending on that money to help her through the winter months since business wouldn’t pick up for her until the spring time. When she contacted the police about the break in, they told her that they didn’t have any leads to go off of since everything was so clean and neat and they wouldn’t likely be pursuing the case.
When customers saw her letter, donations began flooding in through extra large tips, donations to her website and even more traffic to her N.E. Portland food cart that is usual for a non-holiday. Originally, Mary Sheridan had lost $1,800. By Monday, customers and others that donated had brought her in $3,200. Mary contributes this largely to the spirit of the holiday.