Army private buys big truck after deployment, gets stolen and torched

Wesley Trent/Facebook

A US Army heavy construction worker returning from an overseas tour to his home state of Florida had his “dream truck” stolen and set on fire.

Horizontal Construction Engineer PFC Wesley Trent was reportedly overseas in Iraq for one year before returning to his Volusia County home for leave in July, where he purchased a Ford F-250.

By the first week of August, his truck was stolen. The next day, a smoldering heap of what used to be his truck was discovered nearby.

“It destroys me inside [that] someone would do this to my brother,” Trent’s sister, Kayla Trent, wrote on social media. “He serves for our fu**ng country so you scums can live.”

The man who sold Trent the truck soon initiated a crowdfunding campaign, titled “Fought for my country [,] truck stolen.”

While an unfortunate event, Trent himself is no saint. His social media page is littered with racially-charged comments and other things that probably shouldn’t be publicly accessible on a serviceman’s social media account.

In 2016, Trent reportedly tried out to be an Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician, though it is unknown if he passed all testing.

According to WKMG, the truck reportedly cost $15,000 and it is unknown if the truck was insured.

The theft is currently under investigation by the local sheriff’s office.

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