Stolen Charity BBQ Pit Found Stripped

The case of the purloined barbecue pit has come to an end.

Waco police said Sunday the 16-foot-long pit was found in a back alley after being stolen along with its trailer earlier in the week from a nonprofit group. The pit, valued at $7,500, was being offered by the Brazos Education Foundation as the grand prize of a scholarship raffle.

Police say thieves stripped it of the rims, cutting boards and meat racks.

The pit and trailer were taken from a carport behind the foundation's building after a padlock was cut.

The foundation awards scholarships to students in McLennan County, which includes Waco and West, the town recovering from an April fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
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