Small business owner left out in the cold after thief steals snowball stand
BATON ROUGE - A local small business owner is asking the public for help after a thief made off with his livelihood in tow.
Andy Nguyen owns and operates the Four Seasons Snowball stand in the Baton Rouge area. He ran the entire business out of a trailer, and he's been doing so since April.
"I'm so heartbroken, like how can this happen to me?" said Nguyen.
Nguyen said the trailer was stolen Sunday morning from the parking lot of their family business Mary's Nail & Hair Salon on Coursey Boulevard. He figures the thief cut the lock and towed it away around 6am.
"It was next to the main street, I can't believe someone would come and steal the trailer on the open street like that," he said.
Nguyen said he was laid off three years ago from his dental technician job. Since then his wife has been the main bread winner working at the nail salon.
A family loan helped him purchase the snowball stand earlier this year. Nguyen said he invested all of his savings into the business and he's been using it to support his kids, paying for their education with the returns.
He's asking the public to call the police if they see his trailer.