Noli truck reopens after week long ordeal

ERWIN, TN (WJHL) – A popular food truck in the Tri-Cities re-opened for business Saturday after it was stolen from a Johnson City parking lot.

Noli truck co-owner, Jason Howze, reported the food truck missing last Friday morning.

So far dozens of people have turned out to grab a serving of hot chicken. We spoke with the Noli truck owner who says he’s happy his dream is back on the streets.

“It was the first time I had set my alarm for 3 a.m. in almost a week exactly and I was happy to hear it go off sometimes it’s hard to get up that early and get going but definitely happy to get back at it today,” Howze said.

$3,000 to $4,000 in equipment was stolen from the truck in the ordeal. Howze and the Noli were in Erwin today serving up their signature dishes.

Police surveillance video from last Thursday night shows a black SUV hooking up to the trailer in the Salvation Army parking lot and pulling away with the trailer.

A few days later a former employee tracked down the truck in Mars Hill, NC. Investigators found the trailer with just one piece missing and minor damage. While they were looking the trailer over, the black SUV from the surveillance video pulled up.

Officers in Madison County, NC arrested Rhonda Profitt for stealing the truck. Profitt’s arrest report shows she was booked into the Madison County Jail.

She’s charged with theft over $60,000.

Noli will be at Gypsy Circus Cider in Kingsport Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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