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Going fowl: Chicken and waffles heist over quickly

Missing trailer recovered in rural Williamson County.

Isadora Vail

It wasn't long before someone spotted the black and red checkered trailer sitting in a field in Williamson County.

The trailer belongs to Jason Ulmas, owner of Lucky J's Chicken & Waffles. It was reported missing Sunday.

The trailer is usually found at the trailer park eatery at East Sixth and Waller streets in East Austin.

Sometime between early Christmas morning, when the trailer closed at 3 a.m., and 10 a.m. Sunday, someone took it.

Ulmas said it looked like a planned heist because chains were cut on the tires and the trailer didn't have a hitch and couldn't have been easily towed away.

With the cooking equipment inside, the trailer is worth about $15,000, Ulmas said.

"The Williamson County sheriff's office told me they found it out in rural Williamson County," Ulmas said. "They said it's pretty intact, but no suspects have been found and no arrests have been made."

Williamson County sheriff's officials did not return calls Monday night.

An anonymous caller phoned in to the American-Statesman to say the trailer was spotted in Andice, just west of Georgetown.

Another caller said they spotted the trailer being towed down Williams Drive in Georgetown about 4 p.m.

"It's definitely a happy ending to a pretty awful Christmas," Ulmas said. "I am grateful for all the help and outpouring from the community."