Florida man arrested in soup heist

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Florida man accused of stealing $75,000 worth of soup

A Florida man is accused of making off with a tractor-trailer full of soup.

An Orlando, Fla.,  man is in the soup now after being charged with stealing $75,000 worth of it from a Florida truck stop.

The alleged Campbell’s soup heist was not the first odd incident in which thieves hungry for money – or maybe just plain hungry – have swiped enormous amounts of tasty loot in recent days.

Eusebio Diaz Acosta, 51, now faces two grand theft charges on allegations that he made off with a tractor-trailer full of the savory stash, according to the south Florida newspaper the Sun Sentinel.

Broward County Judge John “Jay” Hurley said he’d seen “many things stolen” in his time on the bench, according to a courtroom video posted online by the newspaper. 

“This is the first time the court’s ever seen $75,000 worth of soup stolen,” he said.

The Florida Highway Patrol used GPS to track the rig along Florida’s turnpike to a rest stop in Tamarac, where they arrested Acosta early Sunday; a passenger got out and ran, the Sun Sentinel reported.

Acosta reportedly told police the passenger, a man named Pepe, had hired him to drive the truck and that he didn’t know anything else. 

Also over the weekend, someone in Germany stole 5.5 tons of Nutella chocolate-hazelnut spread from a parked trailer near the town of Bad Hersfeld.

Thieves have also reportedly swiped a load of energy drinks from that same place.

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