CLEARWATER, Fla. - A local troop of boy scouts is without their canoe trailer, after Pinellas County deputies say someone stole it.
Louis Milhalinec, the scoutmaster of Troop 222, said the trailer must have been taken at some point between Saturday and Tuesday. He noticed it was missing Tuesday night.
Louis said the boy scouts, along with their sister girl scout troop, were planning to use the trailer during upcoming canoe trips. Scouts had worked to build the trailer with supplies they had bought through fundraising.
"I have trouble believing that people can steal from kids," Louis said.
Fifteen-year-old scout Hunter Mihalinec, Louis' son, said there is a lesson to be learned from this situation.
"Not everything goes your way all the time," Hunter said, "So, you just got to keep working no matter what the situation is. You got to persevere."
The trailer may be carrying a license plate reading "D761CG." Louis described the trailer as a flat-bed with wooden planks, measuring about 7' wide and 18' long.
If you have any information about this case, you are asked to call the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office at (727) 582-6200.
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