Police in Los Angeles Wednesday were seeking to question a man about a truckload of beer that was never delivered as expected.
Detectives were contacted Friday by the owner of Turlock-based delivery company who said that the person of interest, Jose Jesus Rodriguez, was hired to take a truck to Van Nuys to pick up a load of beer, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The LAPD alleges that Rodriguez "completed the pick-up of the beer, and never completed the delivery. Over the weekend the owner had numerous text messages sent by Rodriguez, but the semi-truck was still missing."
Late Sunday, detectives learned of the truck's location and it was recovered, with its load of beer kegs inside, in the West San Fernando Valley, according to the LAPD, which is seeking "any information that would assist in locating Rodriguez."
He is described as Hispanic, 5 feet 7 inches tall and 200 pounds, with black hair and hazel eyes.
Anyone with information about Rodriguez was urged to call LAPD Detective Joe Chavez at (213) 486-6940 or (818) 832-7510. After hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to (877) LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).
Anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers by calling (800) 222-TIPSor at lacrimestoppers.org.