School bus theft ring busted at Ga.-Fla. game

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 7:35 AM
Last updated 6:48 PM
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Investigators have arrested a man who they say was involved in an “elaborate theft ring” operating in northeast Florida and south Georgia.

The Florida Times-Union reports investigators tracked two stolen north Florida school buses to Gainesville after they found two other buses stolen in Georgia outside Jacksonville’s EverBank Field during the annual Florida-Georgia football game last Saturday.

On Monday the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office arrested 44-year-old Alphoso Bernard Rock on multiple counts of stolen motor vehicles and altered or removed tags.

Officials say Rock is the owner of 95 South Tours and Transportation. They say the two buses stolen in Georgia last month were being used as shuttles during the football game. The other two buses were stolen in Flagler County in August.

An investigation continues.

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Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 11/07/13 - 09:25 am
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Temporary

Mr. Rock was planning to return the buses to the schools after he took his customers home from the game. No harm, no foul.

David Parker
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David Parker 11/07/13 - 09:34 am
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jez tryin to make an honest

jez tryin to make an honest buck....well a buck anyway

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 11/07/13 - 09:58 am
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He was doing what we were all

He was doing what we were all taught in Business School, in fact it's Business 101: keep overhead costs down.

bdouglas
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bdouglas 11/07/13 - 12:38 pm
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I would think every school

I would think every school bus would have some sort of GPS tracking tag on it just for the purpose of being able to see where each bus is on its route, let alone the fact it would make recovery much easier if stolen.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 11/07/13 - 02:11 pm
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Sounds to me
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he's between himself and a hard place.

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