Kevin Johnson of St. Petersburg is a modern-day Robin Hood of sorts. He doesn't steal from the rich; rather, he extreme coupons at Publix, then donates the goods to charity.
"To be able to get three carloads of food for nothing and turn around and donate it, it's kind of like a high," Kevin says.
But that high turned into a major buzz kill Tuesday afternoon. Kevin stopped by a friend's house, and when he ran inside, he left his car running.
That turned out to be a huge mistake. In less than two minutes, someone jacked his ride.
Home surveillance video shows two people cruising by on bikes, then one sprints back across the screen, and the Jeep takes off.
"It was so quick. I can't believe someone could steal a car that quick," he said.
Inside were nearly $1,000 dollars worth of food that was going to the AIDS Service Association of Pinellas County, not to mention his own stuff: his phone, cash, an iPad and a Go-Pro camera.
"You try to do something nice, then you have people like that that take away from so many people," Johnson said.
Police eventually found Kevin's car this morning at an apartment complex on 38th Avenue South, but his stuff is gone -- and so is most of the food.
Kevin is still sorting out whether insurance is going to cover his personal losses. But in the meantime, he's offering a $500 reward for information leading to an arrest.
He hopes someone out there recognizes the guys in the video and calls the St. Petersburg Police Department.
Because as far as he is concerned, he's not the only victim of this crime.
"I just want them to realize, not only did they take from me, but a lot of people that could use that food," he says.
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