Trailer portion of Dolphins pre-game production truck recovered

Truck stolen from parking lot of Marriott in Miami Lakes

MIAMI LAKES, Fla. - Part of a production truck in South Florida for Thursday's pregame coverage of the Miami Dolphins versus Buffalo Bills game was recovered after it was stolen from a hotel.

NFL Network host Rich Eisen tweeted about the theft Wednesday.


The following tweet was posted at 8:57 a.m. on Eisen's official Twitter account, @richeisen: "Breaking News: the satellite truck we had booked to do our show in Miami tomorrow has been stolen. This is not a drill."

Eisen later clarified in a separate tweet that his show's mobile production unit had been stolen.

Miami-Dade police said the trailer portion of the truck was found Wednesday night in northeast Miami-Dade County, sealed with all of its original contents.

A producer for "The Rich Eisen Show" told Local 10 News he arrived at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens only to learn that the truck had been stolen.

The truck belonged to NEP, a Pittsburgh-based broadcasting company.


The trailer portion of the production truck was found in northeast Miami-Dade County.

NEP marketing manager Meredith Knight released a statement saying the truck was stolen from the parking lot of the Marriott in Miami Lakes sometime between 10 p.m. Tuesday and 6 a.m. Wednesday. She said the truck was being used to support DirecTV's pregame broadcast of Eisen's show.

Pat Sullivan, president of Hudson, New Hampshire-based Game Creek Video, which provides production facilities for the NFL Network, said in an email to Local 10 there was "no danger whatsoever that the Dolphins-Bills game will not be televised."

"Obviously, given the chain of events, we will have added security surrounding those units tonight and tomorrow," Sullivan said.

Knight said NEP had arranged for an alternate mobile unit for Thursday's broadcast.

Police said the trailer would be processed and towed. The cab of the truck remains missing.

Miami (5-4) hosts AFC East Division rival Buffalo (5-4) at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

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