Semi Truck Full Of Miller High Life Beer Stolen From Rest Stop
Van Thomas’ semi truck full of Miller High Life was stolen at a truck stop in Florida, though luckily the truck and most of its cargo has been recovered.
Truck Full Of 44,000 lbs. of Beer Stolen
Thomas has been driving a semi for ten years, but only recently bought his own truck and started his own company. He was transporting 44,000 lbs. of Miller High Life – or 9,700 four-packs – from Texas to Orlando when the theft occurred.
Thomas broke down in tears while speaking to journalists, saying, “I don’t mean to cry about it but I’m just trying to do the best I can and make a better life.”
“Everything I own is in that truck,” Thomas told reporters. “This is just so devastating to me, because right now, I invested all my time and effort into this company. And to have this happen at this stage is just really devastating…I lost everything I own, I don’t even have money to catch the bus.”
Thomas was more than relieved when he heard that police had recovered the truck in Miami. Reports suggest that the thieves made off with a portion of the Miller High Life cargo, but the exact amount is unknown.
This isn’t the first time Florida robbers have tried robbing a semi truck full of cargo. Earlier this year, a truck filled with 180,000 eggs was robbed and a truck full of Hershey’s chocolate was stolen in December of 2013.