That’s a lot of nuts!
In what is undoubtedly the tastiest crime of the week, authorities in Northern California are investigating the whereabouts of 80,000 pounds of walnuts—in two 40,000 pound loads—stolen as they made there way to their respective destinations of Texas and Florida. The nuts—estimated at $300,00—were picked up in Los Molinos, California by truck both times but a freight brokerage firm finally notified police when the shipments never made their final destinations.
Is jacking walnut trucks taking over stealing cigarette trucks in the world of crime? Are walnuts easy to move? Is there a big market for contraband walnuts? These are questions that must be answered.
Authorities believe that the culprit who took the receipt of the nuts was a well prepared imposter, since he had all the correct purchase numbers for the 40,000 pounds of walnuts. He is described as a having a tall build with a strong Russian accent and a penchant for baking (OK, that last part is made up), which totally goes against what most people assume the thief (or thieves) would look like…