There’s either a huge black market in stolen Dr Pepper out there, or a band of incredibly thirsty criminals somewhere in Texas. In the last two months, in three separate incidents, soda rustlers have hot-wired five tractor-trailers from Dr Pepper distribution centers in different cities. All five trucks were later found abandoned and unharmed, but empty. Each truck was loaded with $20,000 worth of bubbly product.
Police now suspect that the thefts are part of a “statewide criminal ring.”
Truck Thefts from Texas Soda Distributors Make Dallas a Hub for Hot Dr Pepper [Dallas Observer]
Stolen soda trucks found [Times Record]