Man Steals $75,000 Worth Of Campbell’s Soup

Andy Warhol would be impressed.

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Campbell's Soup products stand on a store shelf

Soup is good food, according to the old Campbell’s Soup advertising campaign — so $75,000 worth of soup must be really good food.

Eusebio Diaz Acosta was arrested and charged with stealing a tractor trailer loaded with brothy goodnessbound for a Publix grocery store from a truck stop in Central Florida.

The police were able to track the truck and its Mm! Mm! Good cargo via the truck’s GPS system, and pulled over the stolen rig on the Florida Turnpike. That’s when Acosta, 51, was arrested and charged with two counts of grand theft — one each for the tractor trailer and the cargo, according to the Sun Sentinel. It’s unclear whether the suspect knew that the truck’s cargo was soup.

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As he read from Acosta’s arrest report Monday morning, Broward County Judge John “Jay” Hurley noted, “The court has seen many things stolen. … This is the first time the court’s ever seen $75,000 worth of soup stolen.” Acosta is being held in the Broward County jail with a $25,000 bail.

This is the second large-scale food-related heist in the news lately. Recently someone in Germany stole 5.5 tons of chocolate-hazelnut spread from a parked trailer. While soup may be good food, Nutella is better, in NewsFeed’s opinion.

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7 comments
JillPeters
JillPeters

So, he'll be going to jail for Mmm Mmm Good.

nubwaxer
nubwaxer

he'll get 5 years in prison while banksters get none.

Ringetteaholic
Ringetteaholic

@TIME don't forget about the maple syrup heist in Canada. Much better food choice imo!