On Sunday, a Florida Highway Patrol trooper tracked down a stolen truck transporting $75,000 worth of Campbell’s soup through the truck’s GPS.
According to the SunSentinel, a Florida Highway Patrol trooper caught up with Eusebio Diaz Acosta, 51, on the Florida Turnpike in Tamarac, Florida.
The Florida Highway Patrol began tracking the truck at the 91 mile marker in West Palm Beach to the 63 mile marker.
Troopers pulled over Acosta after he passed through the Cypress Creek toll plaza. When the truck stopped, a suspect ran from the truck and got away. Acosta claims that the man who ran from the truck is named Pepe and that he had met Pepe recently. Acosta says Pepe hired him to drive the truck.
Acosta was arrested and charged with two counts of grand theft — one for the truck and one for the load of soup. The two have a combined value of $350,000.
“These are very unusual facts,” said a Broward County judge during Acost’s arraignment on Monday morning. “The court has seen many things stolen. … This is the first time the court’s ever seen $75,000 worth of soup stolen.”