Hillsborough County, FL (January 1, 2019) – Police arrested four men today after they stole more than $500,000 of tequila from a semi-truck trailer. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office investigated.
A truck driver stopped to eat at a diner near Tampa when he went outside to find that the trailer that was previously hitched to his truck was gone. Deputies caught up to the four men who stole the trailer. The men were in the process of loading 20 cases of tequila onto their truck when deputies found them.
The trailer had 966 cases of Patron tequila on the truck valued at about $507,105, according to deputies. All four of the men involved were charged with burglary and grand theft.
Police say that the four men almost escaped the scene, where they might not have ever been found if they hadn’t gotten there in time.
Hillsborough County Grand Theft Laws
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