Vandals pour liquid into gas tank of Shimmy Shack food truck in South Lyon

Reward offered for information

By Jason Colthorp - Anchor/Reporter, Amber Ainsworth

SOUTH LYON, Mich. - A food truck parked in South Lyon was vandalized when someone poured a red liquid into the gas tank.

The truck was parked at the South Lyon VFW Tuesday night. Late Tuesday or Wednesday morning, someone put what is believed to be Gatorade in the truck’s tank.

The liquid got into the truck’s gas lines and engine. Sugar does serious damage to engines.

The truck had to miss several events after the vandalism, and the food that was inside spoiled.

“This feels personal.” owner Debra Levantrosser said. "It feels pretty intentional and direct." 

Levantosser gave police names of possible culprits but doesn't believe a competitor vandalized the truck.

She expects that the damage will result in a $5,000 loss.

A $1,000 reward is offered for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

Call South Lyon police with information at 248-437-1773.

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