Truck carrying $120,000 worth of Hershey's chocolate stolen in Central Florida

Semi taken from JD Lewis Trucking in DeLand


DeLAND, Fla. – A tractor-trailer filled with Hershey's chocolate was stolen in Volusia County, according to deputies.

[AUDIO: 911 call]

Ken Szorosy of DeLand said someone stole his truck and trailer, packed with $120,000 worth of Hershey's chocolate right out of the JD Lewis Trucking Company lot.

The tractor-trailer, with an estimated worth of $90,000, was stolen sometime between 3 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. Sunday, deputies said.

"Yea, somebody with a sweet tooth," he told a 911 call operator on Sunday.

Volusia County Sheriff's deputies said the chocolate, described as a variety of Hershey's products, was worth $120,000.

The truck's cab has two horizontal stripes -- red and orange -- across it, and the trailer had the Florida tag F3413H.

"Somebody who can take a vehicle like that and do what they've done really obviously has no brain," said Jessica Ogle, who owns the transportation company next door to the lot.

Ogle just installed GPS tracking systems in all of her trucks.

Still, she wants to know how the crooks got in and out of the secured lot.

"He has fences all around, he has video camera, part I don't understand is how they can drive out of there without doing any damage to his property whatsoever," she said.

The driver tells Local 6 he has been put on suspension as his company investigates what happened.