Motley Crue-Themed Food Truck Explodes
A food truck named in honor of one of hard rock's most popular bands caused considerable damage to a quiet Minnesota town late Friday night (March 6). The Motley Crews Heavy Metal Grill, which is unaffiliated with Motley Crue, suddenly exploded while parked in the driveway of its owners.
The Star Tribune says that the blast, which was not followed by a fire or any other noise, affected up to 20 homes in Lakeville. It "shook nearby homes, shattered windows, snapped 2-by-4s in garages, blew open front doors and rattled dishes and other items from their shelves and off walls."
Police believe the explosion was caused by a tank of cooking gas. One neighbor reported smelling propane within minutes of the accident. As of now, only two people are reported as having minor injuries, one of which was "hearing related."
The owners the truck, Marty Richie and his partner Lisa, were set to open a restaurant this June. Early this morning, they posted the following message to their Facebook page. "Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. By the grace of God everyone is ok."
A friend of the family named Rocki Forseth, whom Marty took in as a homeless teen, has already set up a GoFundMe page to help the family. “The entire truck is gone, vehicles [are] in shambles and their home is in dire need of repairs now. They will not be able to stay in their home since it is not safe and it is cold in Minnesota and they have no windows [...] They lost their business and home in one night [...] Help with anything you can spare as I am trying to pay it forward to a man who deserves this more than anyone I have ever met in my life.”
The page has currently raised more than $3,000 from more than 50 people.
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