JURUPA VALLEY (CBSLA.com) — A racer from Rancho Cucamonga came to Jurupa Valley on Thursday hoping his $100,000 dragster was still inside the trailer someone stole Wednesday night.
But as CBS2’s Crystal Cruz reported, the trailer was empty, and Bobby Mirizio is still looking for the hard-to-miss car.
“My heart sank,” said Mirizio. “It’s everything that I’ve ever worked for. I’ve poured my heart and soul into that race car, race team. Besides my wife and my children, that’s my whole life right there.”
When the trailer was recovered, Mirizio said he thought there was a slight chance the car might still be there — perhaps the thieves had made off with easy to take items, such as tools, not knowing what the dragster was.
“As soon as I got to the back of the trailer, nothing was in there,” Mirizio said. “It was just all these emotions flooded back again. It was terrible.”
Police have surveillance video of the suspect cutting a lock to get into the yard where the trailer was stored, and have taken fingerprints off of the trailer as well.