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DeLand, Florida — 911 Operator: When was the last time you saw it?

Driver: Three o’clock yesterday [Saturday] was the last time I saw the truck. It’s hooked to a trailer as well, fully loaded, with chocolate.


911 Operator: Fully loaded with chocolate, huh?

Driver: Yeah, someone with a sweet tooth.

911 Operator: Well, you know, maybe that’s what they were going for. Who knows?

The call is from a truck driver reporting his stolen semi-truck. According to deputies, the semi-truck was stolen from the JD Lewis Truck Center, on International Speedway Boulevard near the DeLand airport sometime over the weekend.

The driver said the truck was loaded down with $120,000 in Hershey’s Chocolate. The driver also said that if the thief doesn’t keep the chocolate cool, there will be a huge chocolaty mess to clean up.

According to deputies, the truck owned by Sun State Carriers in Tavares, is a 2012 Freightliner Cascadia with red and orange stripes, valued at $90,000. A spokesman with Sun State Carriers said he would not comment on the theft and refused to provide a picture of the truck.

The JD Lewis Truck Center allows truckers to use space for free and provides drivers with a remote control to open the gate.

According to the Volusia County Sheriff’s office, there might be surveillance video available; however ,they are not releasing it at this time.