Rafting company Tuckaseegee Outfitters, on U.S. 74/441 near Barkers Creek Road, was vandalized Monday night. Thieves cut the gasoline lines on the company vans.
“They siphon the gas out of the vans for their cars,” owner Rod Lowman said. “They do it all the time. We’re going to put cameras up all over the place,” Lowman said.
The outfitting company uses the vans to shuttle guests and their rafts, kayaks or other equipment from their location to the put-in near Dillsboro. The float back to the Tuckaseegee Outfitters takes 2-3 hours.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office took the report.