A car thief in Florida got away not just with a vehicle but with 30 vials of coronavirus vaccine – although police don’t think the thief knew about the vaccines which were estimated to be worth $10,000. This happened in Plant City, near Tampa, Florida.
A driver with CDR Maguire, a contractor helping with the logistics of vaccinations in the city, left the car running as he got out to find a security guard at a delivery site. But after he stepped out of the vehicle, the thief stepped in and helped himself to the Hyundai Accent. The driver was supposed to deliver the vials to a festival fairgrounds site, but he apparently couldn’t get in because of the crowd. That’s when he left to find the guard.
The vials were properly refrigerated when stolen. Given the unusual cargo, the vehicle with NPJJ58 plates quickly became the subject of a nationwide alert.