Watermelon Felon Steals 150 Pounder in Maryland


150-Pound Watermelon, Valued At $1,500, Stolen From Prize-Winning Maryland Gardener Bradley Northcote

(Huffington Post, 9/10/2013)

Police are looking for those responsible for absconding with a 150-pound watermelon from a prize-winning Maryland gardener’s backyard.

Bradley Northcote last saw the massive fruit, of the California cross variety, at about 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Northcote noticed the watermelon, valued at $1,500, had been removed from his 4.5 acre yard in Street, Md. — about an hour outside Baltimore — on Friday afternoon, at which point members of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office were called out to investigate.

“It appeared that suspects cut the vine and removed it,” police spokesperson Edward Hopkins wrote to the Sun in an email. Hopkins noted that nothing else seemed to have been takenOn Facebook, the sheriff’s office noted that the missing watermelon “is 3 and a half feet long and would need at least two people to move it.”

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