Trailer used for Special Olympics events stolen in Henry County

Police are searching for someone who stole a trailer that Special Olympics volunteers use to feed kids with special needs in Henry County, authorities said.

The trailer’s owners spoke to Channel 2 Action News about how this will affect the Henry County Special Olympics softball team’s events.

“I was furious,” Rita Brooks said. “It makes me speechless to think anybody could be so cruel.”

The marked trailer, which is used to get food, grills and supplies to games across the region, was parked in her Ellenwood driveway Thursday afternoon, Channel 2 reported. Brooks’ daughter, who was home at the time, said she saw someone drive off with the trailer after cutting the lock. Police said the suspect left in a white SUV. 

“Not only are they taking away from my husband and I, they’re taking away from all of these kids that look forward to the meals that we cook for them,” Brooks said.


Brenda Chamblee told the news station her 14-year-old daughter is only a few years away from being part of the softball team, and she can’t imagine why anyone would steal from those with special needs.

“It just breaks my heart that somebody could actually do that,” she said. “It plays such an important role in our special needs community.”

On Monday night, Channel 2 confirmed that someone donated a new trailer to the Special Olympic volunteers. 

Anyone with information on the stolen trailer is asked to contact Henry County police at 770-288-8200.

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