Family heirloom stolen
Atticus plays with his tractor
The Millers talking about their missing tractor
TRUFANT, Mich. (WZZM) -- When four-year-old Atticus Miller went into his garage Thursday, he made a discovery: his favorite toy was missing. This wasn't just any toy, it was a 1920s red Tractall pedal tractor that had been passed down for four generations over 85 years.
The Millers live in the small town of Trufant. On Wednesday someone broke into their garage and took their toy pedal tractor, a case of beer and nothing else. 15 years ago the tractor was appraised at $1,500. Today it would be worth even more, but for the family it was priceless.
Ken Miller was the third Miller to play with the tractor. "The tractor has been all over with us", explains Miller. "It was a favorite toy of almost every male in my family."
The hope was to pass the tractor on to the next generation, but now only the red wagon is left reminding the Millers of what was lost.
"It is something that words can't express. It is something I held really close. My father even had a hard time looking at me when I told him about it," explains Miller.
The incident has left a boy without his favorite tractor, and a family hoping someone knows where it is.
"I am willing to give an award. I don't even care about prosecution, we just simply want it back," explains Miller.
If you know anything about the missing pedal tractor you can contact the Montcalm County Sheriff's Department at (989) 831-5253 and email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know.