Plant City Police Looking For Stolen Car, COVID-19 Vaccines
Thirty vials of COVID-19 vaccine that were supposed to be distributed at the Plant City Strawberry Festival Grounds were instead taken when someone stole a car from a parking lot there Wednesday afternoon.
Police in Plant City are looking for a stolen car — and, perhaps more importantly, thirty vials of COVID-19 vaccine that were inside the vehicle.
The 2018 gray Hyundai Accent was stolen from a parking lot at the Strawberry Festival Grounds around 4 p.m. Wednesday. The car has a Florida license plate NPJJ58.
Plant City police say the vaccine was properly refrigerated at the time of the theft. It was going to be distributed at a vaccine site on the Festival Grounds.
Police released a short video Thursday morning featuring a person of interest. They describe him as a thin, light-skinned man in his early 20s, with long hair and wearing a light colored hoodie.
Plant City Police are looking for a person of interest in the theft of a car - and 30 vials of COVID-19 vaccine that were inside the vehicle.— Mark Schreiner (@wusfschreiner) February 4, 2021
The 2018 gray Hyundai Accent, FL license plate NPJJ58, was stolen from a parking lot at the Strawberry Festival Grounds. @wusf pic.twitter.com/nsSjVG48vh