Mike Twyman and his son like to build, from their family construction business to their hobby of building and refurbishing cars.
Their biggest project was working on a 1986 Chevrolet truck Mike helped Devan buy when he was 14.
“That was my very first truck,” said Devan Twyman, now 25 years old. “I wanted to pass it down to my kids one day.”
They worked on it together for the past 11 years.
“Painted, polished, inside new interior everything,” Devan Twyman said.
“Whole new bed, doors, hood.”
It’s a labor of love that was stolen Saturday afternoon.
“My heart dropped,” Mike Twyman said. “I was at a total loss.”
The father said he parked the truck around 1pm at Nissan Stadium for an event.
“I came back out at 3 o’clock,” Mike Twyman said. “The truck was missing.”
Police are investigating what happened but haven’t made any arrests.
Besides memories, Devan says he’s spent about $18,000 fixing and refurbishing the truck.
“If we don’t get it back, it’s a total loss,” Mike Twyman said. “Every dime he spent on it is a total loss. I mean it’s just devastating to both of us.”
Both father and son say they want justice.
“It’s like there’s a hole in my stomach,” Devan Twyman said.
“I just want the truck back,” Mike Twyman said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Metro Police.