Dallas police nab alleged Skittles thief
Suspect charged with stealing vehicle containing $250,000 worth of candy
Updated: 9:41 a.m. ET May 15, 2007
DALLAS - A little candy can add up to a rainbow of trouble.
A man caught removing tires from a truck has been charged with stealing the tractor-trailer containing $250,000 worth of Skittles, police said.
Seven pallets of the 28 in the truck are still missing, authorities said. Alan Chavez, 22, has been charged with first-degree felony theft. It was unclear Monday whether he had a lawyer.
Chavez said he had paid someone else $500 for the truck’s rims and tires, police said. The truck has an estimated value of $85,000, and the trailer’s value is $30,000.
That's a lot of skittles!