Prime time for wine crime? Man jumps onto speeding tanker for a drink

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Even if the pubs are still closed in your neck of the woods – we don’t recommend following this US man’s desperate scheme to get a drink.
A man in California was arrested after, clad only in his underwear, he was filmed jumping onto the side of a speeding wine tanker on a freeway, before allegedly unscrewing a valve and drinking his fill.
The wine tanker’s onboard cameras show the man, driving a blue car, flagging the truck to pull over.
A man in California has been filmed jumping onto a moving wine tanker. (Cherokee Freight Lines/CNN)
The driver, believing he may have a mechanical issue, complies.
That’s when a barefoot man in briefs steps out of the car and, for some reason, pops his boot. The truck driver, apparently uneasy at the sight, pulled his truck back onto the freeway.
A rear-facing camera then shows the man sprint and jump onto the side of the truck.
He then appears to crawl under the tank, where he allegedly unscrewed a valve and began to drink.
The man is accused of undoing a valve and trying to take a drink. (Cherokee Freight Lines/CNN)

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The driver, noticing dropping liquid levels, pulled over again and the man was arrested.
About 1000 gallons (more than 3700 litres) of wine was lost – though thankfully for the would-be gourmand’s liver, most of that was left splashed on the road.
Multiple US news outlets identified the man arrested as 39-year-old Gabriel Moreno.
Gabriel Moreno, 39, was arrested. (Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office)
Writing on Facebook, the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office in California said Moreno had been driving on a suspended licence and was also arrested for “felony vandalism”.
But astonishingly, the story doesn’t end there.
The Sheriff’s Office wrote that after being released from lockup early last week, Mr Moreno had apparently been upset that he was not served a sandwich behind bars.
“As a way of getting a return visit to the jail, where he hoped to finally enjoy his sandwich, Moreno attempted to steal a company truck belonging to a landscaping crew,” the office wrote.
“An alert employee decided to intervene, prevented Moreno from leaving the area, and called for law enforcement assistance.”
Mr Moreno is now back behind bars on additional charges.