CYPRESS, Texas (FOX 26) - Chef Brandon Derbigny has this to say to whoever is driving this vehicle, stealing years of his hardwork from Affordable Storage at 19111 FM 529.
"You took something from somebody that worked very hard to get that, and it hurts man," Derbigny said. "At the end of the day it hurts."
How hard did he work? First he got his culinary degree from Houston Community College and is now working on a business entrepreneur program.
"I needed to just not play the part, I really needed to know the part," the chef said.
All of the money, sweat and tears Derbigny and his wife and three kids put into the food truck called "Swamp Thangs" would all be worth it this Saturday, the day of Cinco De Mayo.
"That was going to be the day I come out to the world and be able to show everyone," Derbigny said.
But the family was shocked when they came to the storage lot to do some last minute finishing touches.
"When we pulled up, my son was like 'daddy the truck is gone,'" Derbigny said.
"I didn't believe it. I thought it was a joke. I said, 'wait, go back daddy', because I didn't believe it was gone," said Makayla Gooden, the chef's daughter.
The thief is seen on surveillance video pulling the chef's dream to who knows where.
"I don't know yet, but everything happens for a reason. That's what I keep telling myself," Derbigny said.
Chef Brandon is praying his food truck will be found. If not, he vows to start over.
"If it takes me another eight or nine years, then that's what it takes. But it's not going to stop my dream," he said.