A man on an apparent beer run led Santa Rosa police on a chase Thursday morning after allegedly stealing a delivery truck filled with beer.
The delivery driver was inside MD Liquor & Food and in the process of dropping off an order of Coors Light beer, when a customer informed him of the disaster unfolding in the parking lot: A man wearing American flag shorts had just jumped into the beer truck and drove away with its alcohol content.
While it’s unclear whether this type of crime happens often, it seems the trucks are prepared for this type of emergency. A GPS tracking system onboard the truck located the vehicle “within minutes,” drawing officers with the Santa Rosa Police Department, Henry-1 (a helicopter unit with the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department) and even a K-9 officer to the scene, according to a SRPD press release.
The truck was abandoned and law-abiding (and assumedly beer-loving) citizens reported seeing the suspect running from the scene, “wearing nothing but the red, white and blue shorts,” the police department noted.