Eggroll Queen food truck targeted by thief
- A popular Metro area food truck, Eggroll Queen, took a huge loss because of a thief at a farmers market in South St. Paul last night.
- Mai Vang runs four trucks now, usually staffed by family members, but they’re a little thin once her kids go back to school and she says someone else noticed. A thief reached into a food truck and stole a big bag of cash and other items at the South St. Paul Farmers Market Wednesday night.
- Because they’d been working up to 19 hours a day, they hadn’t been to the bank in more than two weeks, so the bag had about $20,000 in it, which is very unusual for a food truck.
- Vang launched Eggroll Queen eight years ago based on popular demand for the food she made for a fundraiser to help the family of a 4-year-old girl who died in a fire. Now that the tables have turned and she could use the help, some people are dropping off donations, but she’s not totally ready to accept.
“It’s not so much that we lost so much money, but it’s because I felt like these people have been watching us for some time,” Vang said.
“We don’t want to ask people to do a fundraiser for us because they’ve been helping us for the last eight years,” Vang said.