Stolen Toledo Roadrunner's trailer found safe

Thieves steal Toledo Roadrunner's trailer out of driveway
(Source: WTOL)
(Source: WTOL)

TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - A trailer containing thousands of dollars' worth of running equipment for The Toledo Roadrunner's was stolen out of the driveway of one of the race director's Monclova home Thursday afternoon.

On Saturday afternoon the running club announced via Twitter that the trailer was found but offered no details.

According to the club the trailer was found safe and sound in time for the Oak Openings Stampede on Sunday.

Ed O'Reilly describes the theft as a 'Mission Impossible' style crime as he was shocked at how quickly they were able to get the trailer out of his driveway.

"They obviously came prepared to defeat a hitch lock and take the trailer," said O'Reilly. "That's a remarkable thing. It was a well-executed crime for a stupid reason."

The thieves took off with a trailer full of the Toledo Road Runner's running equipment, a branded three-thousand-dollar inflatable arch, tents, tables, traffic cones, a sound system and a nine hundred-dollar Honda generator.

"You name it. We lost all the stuff necessary to put on a running event," said O'Reilly.

The running equipment isn't just used during running events, but non-profit organizations and charitable races around northwest Ohio, too.

"Some of the supplies are hard to come by and we have races every weekend so we'll be struggling for probably the next month and a half," said O'Reilly.

O'Reilly's Facebook post that announced the crime had been shared over 2,000 times.

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