Florida Man Steals Truck Carrying $75,000 in Campbell’s Soup

By: Gawker Email
By: Gawker Email

(Gawker) - Take heart, German Nutella highway pirates: You are not alone. Florida state troopers arrested a 51-year-old Orlando man Monday for commandeering a tractor-trailer full of soup bound for a supermarket depot. Police pursued Eusebio Diaz Acosta with a helicopter and a K9 unit for nearly 30 miles on a South Florida stretch of the state turnpike before he curbed the Campbell's soup-laden lorry.

"The court has seen many things stolen... This is the first time the court's ever seen $75,000 worth of soup stolen," county judge Jay Hurley told Acosta at his arraignment Monday. When Hurley said "soup," an audible titter ran through the gaggle of defendants behind Acosta, awaiting their fates in other cases:

It was unclear yet whether Acosta was able to afford an mmm-mmm good lawyer.

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