LOCAL NEWS

Family berated over broken-down truck surprised by ‘Diesel Brother’

Jun 3, 2018, 7:20 AM | Updated: Jun 4, 2018, 3:17 pm

WOODS CROSS, Utah – A family who posted a video of a man yelling at them over a broken-down truck at a campsite received a welcome surprise Saturday afternoon.

Jose Caballero posted video to YouTube of then-Weber County employee Wyatt Pack yelling and cursing at his family. Caballero said his truck broke down at a campsite Pack had intended to use over the Memorial Day weekend. The truck was having trouble with the steering.

One of the people who saw Caballero’s video was Dave Sparks, better known as “Heavy D” from the Discovery Channel series “Diesel Brothers.” The show’s about Sparks’ shop in Woods Cross, where he and his crew build tricked-out trucks and give them away.

“Nobody should be treated like this. Nobody,” Sparks said.

On “Diesel Brothers,” the group transforms broken-down trucks into custom-built vehicles. After seeing the video, Sparks decided his group could help the Caballero family. He reached out to his 2.3 million Facebook followers in a video Saturday afternoon.

“If anybody knows Jose Cabellero, please send me his information. I need to get in touch with him so we can get his truck over here to the shop and do some work on it,” Sparks said in the video.

Within a couple of hours, Sparks said he had spoken with the family and had plans to make some improvements on the vehicle.

“I’m heading up there Monday with a tow truck. I’m going to take him my personal pick-up and leave that with him for a few days while we bring his truck back to our shop,” Sparks said. “He is going to be way more excited to get some of the cool stuff, the lift, the wheels, the tires, the stereo.”

Sparks said he hoped to take what began as a negative situation and add a positive spin.

“Hopefully, what we do to his truck and what we do for his family can make them understand that there’s good people that care about them,” he said.

On Friday, Weber County officials said they fired Pack for violating county policy, which states employees act in a professional and courteous manner and refrain from using offensive language.

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories

Local News

(GoFundMe)...
Tamara Vaifanua

Mother of 5-year-old boy hit by truck says she has no bad feelings for driver

The mother of a 5-year-old boy hit by a truck spoke with KSL TV about the crash. 
13 hours ago
FILE: Bountiful Police (Photo: Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)...
Eliza Pace

13-year-old hit by car in crosswalk

A 13-year-old boy was hit by a car as he entered a crosswalk near 500 E. 2600 South in Bountiful around 3 p.m. Wednesday.
13 hours ago
FILE: Kathy Dalton takes time to teach her kids about nature while they explore the outdoors. (Sour...
Ashley Moser

Nature can help your little ones learn how to count

Preschool directors for the Stokes Nature Center say one of the best and easiest ways to teach your little ones how to count is by going on a walk.
13 hours ago
...
Ladd Egan

‘The Dignity Index’ launches pilot program in Utah to score messaging from candidates

A new project in Utah is trying to encourage political candidates to use more dignity and get rid of contempt by scoring the words and messaging they use.
13 hours ago
(KSL TV)...
Andrew Adams

Trial run of license plate-reading cameras in Tooele met with mixed reactions

Sophisticated license plate-reading cameras made their debut in Tooele, but they're already drawing concerns, and police are clarifying exactly how they work.
13 hours ago
(KSL TV)...
Matt Gephardt and Cindy St. Clair, KSL TV

Get Gephardt: Accidental bill pay leaves woman fighting two years for a $1,387 refund

A Brigham City woman says she can't get a refund for money she accidentally sent to CenturyLink, so she decided it was time to Get Gephardt.
13 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Hand turning a thermostat knob to increase savings by decreasing energy consumption. Composite imag...
Lighting Design

5 Lighting Tips to Save Energy and Money in Your Home

Advances in lighting technology make it easier to use smart features to cut costs. Read for tips to save energy by using different lighting strategies in your home.
Portrait of smiling practitioner with multi-ethnic senior people...
Summit Vista

How retirement communities help with healthy aging

There are many benefits that retirement communities contribute to healthy aging. Learn more about how it can enhance your life, or the life of your loved ones.
Happy diverse college or university students are having fun on their graduation day...
BYU MBA at the Marriott School of Business

How to choose what MBA program is right for you: Ask these questions before you apply!

Wondering what MBA program is right for you? Take this quiz before you apply to see if it will help you meet your goals.
Cloud storage technology with 3d rendering drawer with files in cloud...
PC Laptops

How backing up your computer can help you relieve stress

Don't wait for something bad to happen before backing up your computer. Learn how to protect your data before disaster strikes.
young woman with stickers on laptop computer...
Les Olson

7 ways print marketing materials can boost your business

Custom print marketing materials are a great way to leave an impression on clients or customers. Read for a few ideas to spread the word about your product or company.
young woman throwing clothes to organize a walk in closet...
Lighting Design

How to organize your walk-in closet | 7 easy tips to streamline your storage today

Read our tips to learn how to organize your walk-in closet for more storage space. These seven easy tips can help you get the most out of your space.
Family berated over broken-down truck surprised by ‘Diesel Brother’