Hiding 9.5 Tons Of Stolen Garlic From Police Noses Proves Not So Easy For Suspects

Getting away with a major heist is never going to be effortless, and when your stolen booty is none other than the very aromatic and beloved garlic, well, you’ll probably be caught. Austrian police caught a whiff of something amiss when they stopped three overloaded and sagging vans filled with the odiferous cargo.

The Austria Press Agency says officials found around 9.5 tons of garlic in the vehicles, which were heading into Hungary from Austria. Five men were questioned and charged with suspicion of stolen goods.

Cops say the garlic might have come from Spain, and at that great of a haul, is worth around $37,500.

One officer was quoted about his thoughts on what was in the vans even before the doors were opened.

“All three vehicles really stunk like garlic,” he says.

Somewhere out there is a pasta party sadly bereft of garlic bread, we just know it.

Five Arrested In Theft Of Nearly 10 Tons Of Garlic [KWTX.com]



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  1. Blueskylaw says:

    One of the robbers said he thought this idea stunk and
    lost his breath when he saw the police cars behind him.

    • Coffee says:

      Speaking of stunk…

      • crispyduck13 says:

        The oily thieves just couldn’t get pasta the border. Now what will put bread and butter on the table for the family?

        Meh, I’m pretty sure mine stunk too.

  2. PragmaticGuy says:

    Maybe they were heading to Transylvania to try and get rid of the vampires.

  3. crispyduck13 says:

    I’m picturing a very humorous scene where the officer goes to the back of the van and opens the doors only to be buried in an avalanche of garlic bulbs.

  4. aloria says:

    When did this become a “dumb criminal” blog?

  5. Kabusted says:

    Maybe they know something about an impending vampire invasion that we don’t?

  6. tennesseemom says:

    Is garlic the next Tide?

  7. HogwartsProfessor says:

    Now I’m craving spaghetti with garlic bread. *droooool*

  8. Cranky Owl says:

    This story would be better if the vans had been headed to Romania.

  9. mister_deez says:

    Talk about one of the lamest and least cost effective things to steal. Did someone already call dibs on stealing discarded aluminum cans from people’s recycling bins?