A Boulder man needs help after the truck he lived in with his dog was stolen
BOULDER, Colo. — Musician Lucas Wolff was walking his dog Lobo in Boulder, but after a few trips around the block, he returned to an empty parking lot, his truck nowhere in sight.
“I was like, ‘Have I been abducted by aliens?’ “What just happened,” Wolf said.
The truck is more than just a way for Wolf to get around. For the past six months, it has been his home.
Wolf, a father of four, was focused on getting out of the truck and into the apartment. That goal remains the same, but it now faces an obstacle.
Fortunately, Boulder police found the white Toyota a few days ago, and Wolf is now back on the road. However, his truck sustained thousands of dollars in damage. The heater, console and stereo were stolen. His passenger seat window was smashed, and the bumper was damaged from a hit-and-run by the thieves.
“My friends all pitched in and I was able to replace the guitar,” Wolf said.
Although the truck was still running and his friends helped him replace some items, Wolf still calculated the total loss at about $12,000. This includes car repairs, a stolen laptop, camera, speaker, and even his son’s Muay Thai equipment.
“Last night was our first night in the truck,” Wolf said. “I don’t mind it too much, but I just want to get an apartment where I can have my kids and be a dad.”
Although he took life’s punches in stride, Wolf’s future is now uncertain. Besides his music, he does landscaping, mowing lawns and weeding. He doesn’t know when he will be able to buy an apartment or where he will be able to find it.
But he chooses to be optimistic and grateful for the blessings that still exist in his life.
“As I got older, I realized you have to look at what you have and be thankful for it,” Wolf said.
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