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Dixon Plumber’s Livelihood Stolen From His Driveway

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DIXON (CBS13) – He woke up Tuesday morning to find his work truck taken sometime overnight. Gone with it was everything he needs to make a living.

“So my heart sunk,” Ray Moran said. “I told me wife my truck was gone.”

Ray has spent three decades as a plumber. He’s a small businessman who knows what it means to struggle, but he never expected this. He’d parked his truck in the same spot in his driveway the past six years, hoping people driving by would notice the advertising.

“It was devastating,” he said. “It means everything. It’s my life. It’s how I take care of my family. It’s how we eat.”

Then came a call from a stranger. Workers spotted his truck ditched outside a Vallejo warehouse.

CBS13 went along when Ray got to see what was left – and it wasn’t pretty.

The truck’s locks were broken its body damaged and a lot of expensive tools are now missing.

“Twenty-seven years I’ve been plumbing until I can barely move, and this is what I get. If I could find those people … .”

Ray’s truck is back, but it’s a bittersweet reunion. Ray’s future is still uncertain. He’s not sure what insurance will cover and still needs to take a full inventory of what was stolen.

“I’m very grateful. At the same time I’m very scared. I don’t know what I’m going to do,” he said.

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