n November, a thief posing as a legitimate trucker picked up (and subsequently made off with) a trailer in Pennsylvania loaded with $110,000 worth of ground beef bound for a meatpacking plant in Milwaukee. With high food prices, such heists account for a major chunk of so-called “cargo thefts” across the country. In the first nine months of 2015, “food and drink” made up 23 percent of the 522 thefts reported of or from semi-trailers, according to FreightWatch International.
‘Hot Potato’ appears in the February 2016 issue of Milwaukee Magazine.
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