Margarine thief gives 'em the slip in Iowa, makes off with truckload, $50K worth
(CBS/AP) CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - Authorities in eastern Iowa are searching for a thief who slipped away with a trailer filled with $50,000 worth of margarine.
The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that authorities say a semitrailer packed with the spread disappeared during the weekend from a truck stop in Elk Run. The margarine haul was bound for a Target warehouse in Cedar Falls.
The Black Hawk County sheriff's office says the driver left the trailer at the truck stop to wait until the warehouse had space. Another truck was slated to pick up the trailer for the last leg of the journey.
Authorities say before that could happen, sometime Saturday night, a thief hooked up the trailer and drove off with the margarine.