Today in Nut Heist News

California man stole 42,000 pounds of pistachios:

Nuts are an ideal high-priced items to steal and resell because unlike electronic devices, pistachios don't have serial numbers -- making them virtually untraceable. [...]

Thieves have used forged documents, fake companies and computer hacking to pose as legitimate truckers. Similarly, the thieves are also able to sell off the product to retailers, who are none the wiser about who is actually receiving the money. [...]

When detectives inspected the truck, they found the pistachios siphoned into 2,000-pound sacks -- making it easier for resale, police said.

DickKingSmith:

Spider monkeys flee the crime scene after committing what we can only assume is some sort of high-rise fruit heist.

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4 Responses:

  1. Kathy G. says:

    But the BBC version of story had this quote: "When nuts are stolen, they can be virtually untraceable, especially in a region where nut-hauling trucks are a common sight".

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-57558536
    Which I thought should be accompanied by a Truck Nutz picture:
    https://www.hotcars.com/truck-nuts-yeah-theyre-back/

    • Elusis says:

      Come on, how do you post that link and not quote this high-quality lede: "Law enforcement officials in Central California have cracked the case of 42,000 pounds of pistachio nuts that went missing earlier this month."

  2. Line Noise says:

    Why are they called spider mon . . . never mind.

  3. thielges says:

    Guys who graduated from IIT Mumbai have told me that monkey raids of dorm rooms were common. They kept a pile of “ammo” (stones, old batteries, etc.) on their desks at ready to repel the little marauders.

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