Truck carrying $100K in wine stolen


Published: Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at 10:36 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at 10:36 a.m.

FORT MYERS, Fla. Authorities say a semitrailer carrying nearly 2,000 cases of wine was reported stolen from a truck stop in Fort Myers.

The driver, Luis Ramirez, told deputies Monday that he was inside the truck stop from around 2 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. When he went back outside, his blue Kenworth truck containing more than $100,000 worth of wine was gone.

Ramirez told authorities the truck wasn't locked because the locks weren't working, and the vehicle was not equipped with a security system.

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