Beer truck loses its load and thirsty locals seen looting in video

Beer truck loses its load and thirsty locals seen looting in video

- A South African Breweries (SAB) truck driver experienced trouble with his load while driving through Cape Town

- Video footage shows how Mitchells Plain residents helped themselves by looting cases of beers from the truck

- Broken glass filled the streets and even children were partaking in the festivities

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Residents of Mitchells Plain couldn’t believe their luck when the cargo of an SAB truck was at their mercy on Monday.

The driver of the beer truck experienced an issue with his load and stopped off in Beacon Valley while driving through the Cape Flats suburb.

Broken beer glass was littered across Cadillac Street, but that wasn’t enough to stop the locals from enjoying an early happy hour.

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Video footage of the incident shows how men walk away with crates of beer that fell off the truck, but some are even seen mounting the truck as well.

Sadly, even children participated in the festivities before the truck driver slowly drives away.

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One woman can be heard in the background as she chastised the looters.

She says, “Disgusting how people are running for wine.”

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Wayne Dyason, a representative for Law Enforcement, confirmed the looting but also that SAPS officers arrived speedily to restore order.

The loss follows an incident in March when an SAB truck suffered a similar fate while travelling between the R300 freeway and the Stellenbosch Arterial Road.

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