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Panther City BBQ smokersNew Year’s Day of 2024 was rough for Chris Magallanes. The co-owner of Panther City BBQ, in Fort Worth, received a call that morning from his son, Cristian, who’s also an employee of the barbecue joint, asking why their twin Moberg smokers that are mounted on a trailer, together worth about $30,000, weren’t parked outside the restaurant. Magallanes pulled up footage from a security camera and saw someone cutting the trailer lock at 5:12 that morning, then hitching it to a white van and driving away. “It’s hard enough to turn a profit, and when your equipment gets stolen,” Magallanes said, “that could put you under.”That’s why he and co-owner Ernest Morales had attached a GPS tracker to the trailer right after they purchased it.…

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