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Mmm mmm bad: Man steals $75,000 worth of soup?

  • Diaz Acosta stole the large quantity of soup and a tractor trailer
  • The vehicle and soup estimated to be worth $350,000 in total
  • Judge: 'These are very unusual facts'
man steals $75,000 in soup

A Florida man was arrested on Sunday for stealing a tractor trailer containing $75,000 worth of soup.

Eusebio Diaz Acosta, 51, was arrested by the Florida Highway Patrol early Sunday morning after taking a the trailer filled with Campbell's Soup from Lessors, Inc., reported HLN affiliate WPLG-TV
An arrest affidavit stated that troopers saw Diaz Acosta driving southbound on Florida's Turnpike. After pulling him over at the 63 mile marker, a man got out of the passenger seat of the vehicle and ran off.
According to Diaz Acosta, he met said passenger, Pepe, who paid him to drive the tractor trailer, a week prior to the event.
"These are very unusual facts," Broward County Judge John Hurley told the Sun Sentinel. "The court has seen many things stolen … This is the first time the court's ever seen $75,000 worth of soup stolen."
The total value of the vehicle and the soup is estimated to be $350,000.
Diaz Acosta, who has a previous criminal record, has since been charged with vehicle theft and larceny from shipment. He is being held on $25,000 bail.

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