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Truck trailer with 8,000 Disneyland tickets stolen

Posted at 8:32 AM, Apr 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-19 08:32:02-04

ELK GROVE, CA (KCRA/CNN) - A thief took off with a trailer full of awards and more for the California Future Farmers of America annual conference. Among the things stolen: $800,000 worth of Disneyland tickets.

The trailer was nabbed from the FFA parking lot Wednesday in a matter of minutes. Surveillance video shows a truck drive into the lot around 3 a.m.

"Obviously knew what they were doing because it was far away from the camera as humanly possible," said Matt Patton, executive director and FFA Center manager

Patton said the thief broke through a gate then spent about five minutes breaking the lock on the white cargo trailer before driving away in the darkness.

"When they pulled in the headlights were on, which reflected off the camera, making it impossible to see the license plate," Patton said. "And when they left they were hooked to the trailer, so you couldn't see the license plate that way either."

The 8,000 Disneyland tickets were for the 90th annual FFA Leadership Conference in Anaheim that begins Sunday.

Patton said the tickets have been canceled, and new ones will be printed.

"Financially, we're not out any money for that," he said. "It's just more of an inconvenience."

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