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Cops: Florida Men Stole Truckload of Tequila

They were arrested near truck stop
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 1, 2019 8:10 AM CST
Police watched the men move around 20 boxes of tequila.   (Photo: Business Wire)

(Newser) – Four Florida men spent New Year's Eve in jail after allegedly stealing enough tequila to fuel dozens of parties. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Department says the men were tracked down early Monday after a trucker reported that a trailer full of Patron tequila worth more than $500,000 had been stolen from a Tampa-area truck stop, CBS reports. Police arrested the men after watching them transfer around 20 cases of tequila from the trailer to another truck at a nearby intersection. Vidal Estrada, Lemuel Escobar, Humberto Ramirez, and Alberto Obaya were arrested at the scene and face charges including grand theft, reports NBC. (The mastermind of a Kentucky bourbon theft ring was sentenced to 15 years in prison last year.)

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