Florida Man Accused Of Pilfering 11 Truckloads Of Fruit From Tangerine Grove, Reselling It

Maybe it’s just that thing where once you hear about something you never really thought about before, you start noticing it more often, but it seems like there’s been quite the rash of food thefts lately. Joining the ranks of pilfered produce like pumpkins, corn and onions is the theft of a bunch of tangerines from a Florida grove.

Officials in Florida charged an 81-year-old man with 11 counts of transporting citrus without a certificate, grand theft of more than 2,000 pieces of citrus and trespassing, reports the Associated Press.

Deputies say the man and another were caught Wednesday night picking fruit in a grove they definitely didn’t own, after allegedly picking more than four rows of Sunburst tangerines that they were preparing to load onto a truck.

And because it would be really hard to eat all that fruit on your own, he’s also accused of taking previous truck loads of ripped off fruit and selling it at a nearby market.

81-year-old charged with looting tangerine grove [Associated Press]

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