News – Thieves Kidnap Truck Driver And Son, Steal Perfume Cargo

Where were all of you when this happened?!!!??

Officials are searching for three individuals who allegedly stole a truck loaded with 20-thousand dollars in perfume samples yesterday and kidnapped the truck driver and his 11-year-old son. Todd Brunson says he had just loaded his truck with pallets of perfume at a Hollywood warehouse and was pulling away from the dock when a man came up with a gun. He says two more men jumped into the truck, blindfolded him and tied his wrists with duct tape. The men kept him and his son Cody in the passenger cab of the truck while driving to another location. Brunson says when they arrived he heard the cargo being unloaded. He and his son were later left in the truck at another spot. Authorities have since recovered the perfume in Miami-Dade. A possible scent for the thieves: Eau de Prison.

I know every single of one of you are thinking the exact same thing… wonder what perfume samples were in that truck? 

  • Flora says:

    Guilty as charged – I wondered right away what was in the truck, and whether or not it was worth stealing! :-\

  • Cheezwiz says:

    Hee! that was the first thing that sprang to mind when I read this: What the heck was in the truck?!! :d

  • Lisa S says:

    Maybe…..Bandit? Scoundrel?

    What’s the markup on perfume and was that the wholesale/manufacturers invoice value of the samples or the retail we’d pay on “the bay”? As to truck, it could have been a panel van or city delivery truck. I just don’t see it as a full 53’er. And I can’t assume it wasn’t up-market stuff. But must google to see if there is anything more on this.

  • Patty says:

    Oh, never mind, I just looked, it’s an AP story.

  • Patty says:

    Hollywood, FL, yup. Have you not been there? Part of the Miami-Dade coastal stew.

    Well, who would bother to steal Antonio Banderas or Paris Hilton or Dessert? And maybe the value was just of what it cost to produce, or it was a small truck? What do you suppose a truckload of samples looks like?

    Someone should call WFTV (they’re our client, so I suppose I should) and get the rest of the story.

  • March says:

    P — uh, I’m confused. Hollywood, FL?

    Also, doesn’t that dollar amount seem low? I mean, that sounds like samples of Antonio Banderas Spirit or something …. I’d think a freaking truckload of samples would be worth a lot more than 20K, given the amount of juice involved.

  • Patty says:

    Robin, I can’t resist — Why samples? To make sure they wanted to steal the full bottles! :d

  • Robin says:

    LOL…I loaded every version of the story I could find, hoping to find that out. And it was all samples! Why bother to steal samples?