After spending most of Friday spreading the word about his stolen barbecue pit and offering a $5,000 reward, Ronnie Killen received a tip on Saturday that someone had found it. When he went to the location in South Houston, he discovered that whoever had stolen the pit had painted the wheels to help mask its identity. Killen tells KPRC that the tipster may not receive the reward money; police are investigating him as someone who's possibly involved in the theft. One assumes the offer of a free, weekly burger from Hubcap Grill is also in jeopardy.
It's not the first time someone has messed with Killen's BBQ, the pop-up barbecue joint that landed on Eater's map of America's 16 hottest barbecue joints. Last month someone stole a brisket off his pit.
· Killen's BBQ [Twitter]
· Barbecue pit stolen from Killen's restaurant in Pearland
· Stolen $8K BBQ pit returned to Killen's Steakhouse
· Low Down Varmint Steals Brisket from Killen's Pit