American police arrested a man for stealing nearly 20,000 kilograms of pistachios. The shipment went missing earlier this month, but investigators recovered the nuts at the weekend. This was reported by police in Tulare County, between San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Terra Bella’s Pistachio Company recently discovered the disappearance of a large quantity of pistachios. An investigation led to a truck parked in a remote village.
The nuts were already packed in smaller bags. According to police, the 34-year-old truck driver was planning to resell his cargo. He is stuck.
The pistachios have been returned to the Touchstone Pistachio Company, which has not yet commented on the strange theft. It is not clear how the driver managed to hide a truck full of nuts.
The huge discovery has surprised the reactions on social media. “How does he think this won’t stand out,” one wrote, referring to the perpetrator.
Nut theft is a huge problem in California and occurs regularly, resulting in millions of dollars in damages. Last year, a 23-year-old man was arrested for stealing two trucks full of pistachios.
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