g 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.
“It’s just so devastating to me,” said Thomas.
It’s not the first time a semi has been stolen in Florida. About 180,000 eggs were stolen earlier this year in Fort Myers. A truck with Hershey chocolate was also stolen in December in Volusia County, and a truck with Slimfast was swiped near downtown Orlando.
Just when Thomas thought he lost everything, he received a phone call telling him the truck and most of the cargo had been located.
“Oh, my God. That’s beautiful,” he said.