DailyDirt: Big Food Heists
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Who hasn't sampled some grapes at the grocery store before buying a bunch? That's a pretty minor theft, and presumably one that stores take into account when they're pricing grapes. The really big problems are when huge amounts of food go missing. Recently, there have been a few bizarre food-related heists, and in case you missed them, here they are.
- Over 80,000 pounds of walnuts were stolen in California -- possibly by a delivery driver with a distinct Russian accent. Rocky and Bullwinkle think they know who to investigate.... [url]
- A stolen food truck in Florida was recovered -- in a crazy guy's backyard as part of some kind of doomsday-type bunker. The police commented that it's okay to build doomsday bunkers in your backyard, but just don't make them out of stolen vehicles and equipment. [url]
- This summer, Canada's strategic maple syrup reserves were raided by thieves, making off with about $30 million worth of the sugary condiment. Thankfully, they recovered 600-800 barrels of it in New Brunswick and have it under police protection. An investigation is still on-going to find out who could be behind such a sickly sweet score. [url]