High Life – A truck driver broke down in tears on Tuesday while telling Channel 9 about the thieves who drove off with his semi full of beer from an Orange County truck stop.
The victim’s truck and at least one other were swiped Monday from a truck stop on South Orange Blossom Trail.
Van Thomas was trying to live the American dream. After years as a trucker, he bought a semi three weeks ago and made a company of his own.
Thomas was traveling from Texas to Pompano Beach and was on his last stop before a delivery in Orlando when his entire truck and alcohol cargo was stolen.
“I don’t mean to cry about it but I’m just trying to do the best I can and make a better life,” Thomas told WFTV.
Inside the truck was 44,000 pounds of Miller High Life, which comes out to about 9,700 four-packs.
Just when Thomas thought he lost everything, he received a phone call telling him the truck and most of the cargo had been located.
Reading this article felt like looking into the mirror and seeing the thief version of myself. If I were to ever take the risk of robbing something or someone, it would absolutely involve beer. Maybe not Miller High Life, but definitely beer. After finding out the guy you jacked is actually an independent contractor trying to make a better life for himself, I’d probably return the semi truck too, but not before I took some beer for the road. Also, this story shouldn’t be shocking at all, because it took place in Florida. In Florida, stealing then returning a semi truck full of Miller High Life is as normal going to work. Since this WASN’T me, I do have a tip for the detectives investigating this case. Question this guy first: