HENRY COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Some of the most heartwarming work in Henry County stems from its Special Olympics organization, so it really makes people's blood boil when that group is hit by crime.
Two of the volunteers, Terry and Rita Brooks, told FOX 5 News their trailer, used to bring hot food to Special Olympics events in the area, was stolen Thursday afternoon.
Their daughter told Henry County Police a white male with brown hair and tattoos knocked on her family's front door Thursday afternoon. She did not answer it because she didn't recognize him. A few minutes later, according to the police report, she watched the man drive a white SUV away with the trailer attached.
Between the trailer itself and the items inside from a church garage sale, the Brooks family is looking at about $3,500 in losses.
Rita Brooks emotionally told FOX 5 News that the victims of this theft go beyond her family. When asked, "Who are the victims," Brooks tearfully replied, "The hundreds of special needs [kids and adults] in Henry County."
Brenda Chamlee, whose daughter is a Special Olympics athlete, shared some strong words for the culprit.
"Just count your blessings, be kind to people and quit taking what's not yours," Chamlee said.
The family is urging people to keep their eyes peeled for the white trailer marked with Henry County Special Olympics and Bull Dogs decals.
This comes on the heels of another trailer reportedly stolen in Henry County. Thomas Boswell of Advanced Services said his trailer, which is frequently used for charity work, disappeared on Easter weekend.
Police acknowledged the strong coincidence.
"It very well could be connected, we just don't have that information right now," Sgt. John Davis said.
Investigators are asking people with any information on the whereabouts of the trailer or suspect to contact the Henry County Police Department.