Looters Hit Jackpot in Atlantic City Frito-Lay Truck Heist
In this photo illustration a bag of chips maufactured by PepsiCo's Frito-Lay brand and cans of their Pepsi soda is seen on March 22, 2010.
Updated at 3:30 PM EST on Thursday, Apr 1, 2010
Atlantic City police say a Frito-Lay delivery truck was stolen, abandoned and recovered, but not before some people helped themselves to "free" snacks.
Police Sgt. Monica McMenamin said the truck was stolen at about 10:45 a.m. Thursday when the driver went inside a store on Baltic Avenue, four blocks west of the Boardwalk casinos, to make a delivery.
When officers found the truck abandoned a short time later on nearby Maryland Avenue, people were running off carrying bags of chips.
Police arrested several looters, but have not yet located the person who stole the truck.
Published at 3:21 PM EST on Apr 1, 2010
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