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80,000lbs of Walnuts Purloined In Northern California 127

Penurious Penguin writes "While not quite as epic or bitter as losing 600 barrels of maple syrup — in two separate heists, 80,000lbs of walnuts have been stolen in Northern California since last week. The heist was discovered after the walnuts failed to reach their destinations in Miami, FL and Dallas, TX. If you happen to see a large man (approximately 6' 2") driving a white semi-trailer and munching on $300,000 worth of walnuts, it may be the villain. Officers with highly trained squirrels have yet to be posted at interstate weigh-stations."
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80,000lbs of Walnuts Purloined In Northern California

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  • Paulie Walnuts (Score:4, Interesting)

    by dsavitsk ( 178019 ) on Thursday November 01, 2012 @11:00PM (#41850067) Homepage

    From Wikipedia []; "Paulie got his nickname 'Paulie Walnuts' due to hijacking a truck in the early 1990s which he believed to be filled with television-sets, but only contained walnuts."

  • Fruit Thieves (Score:5, Interesting)

    by ShakaUVM ( 157947 ) on Thursday November 01, 2012 @11:15PM (#41850145) Homepage Journal

    A friend of mine owns 50 acres in the Central Valley. He used to grow citrus on it to pay the property tax on it.

    Then one morning he gets a call, heads out to the farm, finds all 50 acres had been harvested in the middle of the night.

    Across the street, there were some pretty ballsy guys selling what were very likely his oranges. The cops didn't do anything ("Can you prove they're your oranges?"). He just wanted to hire them to harvest his farm for next year - it took his normal contract labor something like a week to do the same job.

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