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Missing barbecue pit recovered

Motown Smokers' pit barbecue returned
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Posted at 6:11 PM, Aug 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-02 19:10:15-04

UPDATE: 5:20 p.m., Monday Aug. 2

The Mo-Town Smokers' missing barbecue pit that was pilfered over the weekend has been returned to its rightful owner.

Julian Lopez tells KRIS 6 News that he was notified on Monday that somebody saw his missing barbecue pit at a home near Tarlton Street

His son went to investigate and found the barbecue pit, which was believed to have been stolen between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday from the corner of Jose and Bloomington street.

They contacted Corpus Christi police and with their help, they were able to recover it.

The pit masters will now be back to doing their magic for Molina community members during times of need thanks to the recovery.


A local group of pit masters from the westside of Corpus Christi are asking for help finding their BBQ pit after it was stolen.

Mo-Town Smokers holds BBQ fundraisers to help out Molina community members in times of need, and this weekend they posted on Facebook that one of their BBQ pits was stolen off the corner of Jose and Bloomington St.

Julian Lopez says he last saw the pit Saturday afternoon, but believes it was stolen between four and seven o'clock Saturday night. Lopez tells us, since the news of the theft got out, the entire community has come together.

"We got some good leads earlier today you know, people, like I said people are reaching out left and right you know, I didn't expect anyone y'know, my concern was the guys that are in the organization you know we're all upset of course," said Lopez.

They are asking anyone with any information to contact the Corpus Christi Police Department, hoping they can find their pit so they can keep on helping the community in the best way they know how.