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Military family asks for help finding stolen camping trailer

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – An Indianapolis military family is asking for the public’s help to find their stolen camping trailer.

Less than a year ago, the Press family bought a Shasta Flyte trailer that they would use for camping trips around the area. On Thursday, Army veteran Nathan Press learned the trailer was stolen from a storage facility on Pendleton Pike in Lawrence.

“I would like that guy to come and tell my son why he did it,” Nathan said. “[I’ve] never really been violated before, so for somebody to take a pretty difficult piece of equipment to just take, it was pretty overwhelming.”

“Everything you can possibly think of when it comes to camping to include tables, folding chairs, grills, safety equipment, fishing equipment, the list goes on,” Michelle Press, Nathan’s wife, added.

The family says perhaps the worst part of this is that their insurance on the trailer lapsed at the end of last year, and did not renew automatically like they assumed it would, meaning they’re still on the hook for making payments on a trailer they don’t have.

“I’m devastated,” Michelle Press said. “Traveling from city to city, getting relocated, it was our home away from home and it was easy to commute in and create these memories.”

And that’s why they’re hoping anyone with information steps forward.

“Even if we never recovered it, I would just like to see that guy and have him explain what it is he’s thinking when taking somebody’s precious personal property,” Nathan Press said.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Lawrence police department.