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Update: CPD says stolen Chattahooligans trailer recovered Wednesday

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Image via Chattahooligans Twitter page.

UPDATE (Thursday):

Chattanooga Police tell NewsChannel 9 that the stolen Chattahooligans trailer was located and recovered on Wednesday.

Police say the trailer was empty when it was found, meaning that the Chattahooligans will need to create a new batch of banners and other gameday items.

On Twitter, the Chattahooligan account said "We remain hopeful that our tailgate supplies, banners, and merchandise will be located somewhere."

Depend on us to keep you posted.

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The Chattahooligans, the mega-fan supporters of the Chattanooga Football Club, say that someone has stolen a trailer containing "nearly everything of our gameday supplies."

Andrew Bresee, a member of the group, says the trailer was stolen from behind the Chattanooga Brewing Company late Friday night.

Among the items inside the trailer: a grill, warming dishes, plates and utensils, merchandise (excluding ugly beanies), and "every hand-painted banner we've ever created."

In a thread on Twitter, the Chattahooligans say the gear represents five years of "supporting the greatest club in the world."

The dollar loss estimate is $18,000 in merchandise and supplies.

The Chattahooligans say while they may have lost a lot from this dispiriting incident, their spirit for the team remains high.

"Although this is obviously a major setback for our supporters group, we will not let that stop us from beginning to replace what can be replaced and start preparations for the 2020 season as Chattanooga FC takes the field for its first professional campaign."

The group has set up a PayPal account for fans to donate to replace the lost items.

They also ask fans to keep an eye out for the trailer. The group has filed a police report.

Bresee says he hopes their merchandise is found by the start of the team's regular season in early March.

We will keep you posted on this developing story.


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