The Tremonton family berated over the Memorial Day weekend in a video that went viral, resulting in criminal charges against the aggressor, has garnered the attention of the Diesel Brothers.
The truck that broke down, leading to the May 25 incident, received a massive makeover from the Wood Cross-based mechanics and reality television stars. And now, the effort will be the focus of a segment that airs Monday on their Discovery channel program of the same name.
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Dave Sparks, also known as Heavy D, saw the video and was so upset over the treatment Jose Caballero and his family received that he stepped in, offering to fix the Ford F350 and modify it, at no cost. After Caballero’s truck broke down at a Cache County campsite, Wyatt Pack, accompanied by several others, arrived on the scene and berated him and his family because they had intended to use the spot.
The Caballeros clandestinely taped Pack’s obscenity-laden tirade and the man was later fired from his job as a mechanic for Weber County. In July, the Cache County Attorney’s Office filed several charges against Pack, while four others who were with him each face a charge of felony riot.
“We tried to jump in and turn something negative into something potentially a little bit positive by completely rebuilding Jose’s truck and essentially giving Jose and his family a brand new and completely one-of-a-kind truck,” Sparks says in a promotional clip from the Diesel Brothers segment.
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The clip shows Caballero with the Diesel Brothers during the reveal of the upgraded truck. “Oh my gosh, look at that truck,” he says.
Caballero was with his wife Maria and two minor sons at the Left Hand Fork Canyon campsite in Cache County when the power steering on his truck went out. Pack and the others confronted him, irate and threatening, according to prosecutors. Ultimately the Caballeros gave $45 to Pack to move the disabled truck.
Pack and the four others charged in the case made initial court appearances in the case late last month and preliminary hearings are set for Sept. 18.