A Brooklyn food truck owner is back in business after her missing $70,000 truck was found. NY1's Mahsa Saeidi filed the following report.
Cynthia Hosein spoke to NY1 last week about how she put everything into her $70,000 Trinidadian food truck, which was stolen from the parking lot behind her family's restaurant in East Flatbush.
"The truck was bought with my credit cards," she said last week. "I borrowed money."
She called police and then reached out to NY1, hoping that someone would see the story and help.
"How am I going to pay my bills?" she said. "I have car payments. I have rent. I have other bills to pay. What am I going to do?"
Hours after Hosein's story aired, things turned around for her.
"The sergeant had called me on Monday morning, notifying me that the truck was discovered behind the park," she said. "I was really relieved. I was happy. I thought maybe I'd never see the truck again."
It was discovered parked on Farragut Road near East 31st Street. Hosein said it appears the thief or thieves took it for a joy ride and then dumped it, and although nothing was stolen, the outside of the truck was banged up.
That didn't seem to bother her customers, though.
"I'm glad that you got it back," one told her.
"I'm glad you're OK. I'm glad she's alright," another told her.
"These are my friends," said a third. "I've known these people for almost 15 years. Bery nice people, I'm surprised they're doing that in the neighborhood."
While it's back to business as usual for Hosein, there is just one thing she would like to say.
"I want to say thank you to everyone who called in. I really appreciate it," she said. "And I also want to thank NY1 for supporting me, and taking this story, and helping me find my truck."
Cynthia also thanked officers for their role in finding the truck. She said that initially, no arrests were made. NY1 is still waiting to hear back from police to see if that has changed.