Holy guacamole: thieves steal $300,000 worth of avocados

-

Three produce workers in California have been arrested for stealing $300,000 worth of avocados, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office.

The men are suspected of stealing the avocados from their employer, Mission Produce, and selling them to unsuspecting customers, below market value. Authorities believe the operation has been going on for months. 

“We take these kinds of thefts seriously. It’s a big product here and in California,” Sgt. John Franchi of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office told the Los Angeles Times. “Everybody loves avocados.”

 

The men were charged with grand theft of fruit and are being held on bail of $250,000 each.

Up Next:


Up Next

  • Holy guacamole: thieves steal $300,000 worth of avocados
  • Could Universal Basic Income end poverty?
  • Wi-Fi users agree to clean toilets after clicking "ok"
  • Police officers take boy shopping after he has seizure
  • "Suicidal robot" drowns itself in fountain
  • FDA panel recommends approval of gene altering therapy to fight cancer
  • Forest Bathing: A stress cleanse
  • Boy with autism gets incredible support for his birthday
  • UPS driver adopts loveable dog after owner dies
  • Superbugs are a global threat. Here's what we can do about them