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80,000 Pounds of Walnuts Stolen
www.nbcdfw.com ^ | 10-30-2012 | Staff

Posted on 10/30/2012 1:21:07 PM PDT by Red Badger

Authorities are investigating two thefts of more than 80,000 pounds of walnuts from Northern California valued at about $300,000.

The Tehama County Sheriff's Office received a call from a freight brokerage firm on Friday reporting that a 40,000-pound truckload of walnuts never arrived in Miami as they were supposed to.

Authorities believe the culprit is the same person who also picked up another load of walnuts (each load weighing 40,000 pounds) days earlier from Los Molinos. Those walnuts were intended for Texas, but also disappeared.

Deputies tell the Record Searchlight of Redding the man who picked those walnuts up was not the person hired for the job. They have not identified the suspect although they do have a suspect description.


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KEYWORDS: crime; nuts; theft
Must have been a real fruitcake...........
1 posted on 10/30/2012 1:21:15 PM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

I’d look on Ebay and Craigslist.


2 posted on 10/30/2012 1:22:44 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Red Badger
Brings to mind Harry Chapin's 30,000 Pounds of Bananas.
3 posted on 10/30/2012 1:22:53 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Re-distribute my work ethic, not my wealth.)
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To: Red Badger

Police are confident they can crack the case soon.


4 posted on 10/30/2012 1:24:23 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Red Badger

First $30M in maple syrup, and now walnuts...is somebody trying to build the largest coffee cake ever?


5 posted on 10/30/2012 1:26:27 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: Red Badger
The Suspect:
6 posted on 10/30/2012 1:26:46 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: Red Badger

7 posted on 10/30/2012 1:26:46 PM PDT by freedomlover
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To: Red Badger

Friend of mine owns a trucking company that hauls booze. That is a pretty expensive truck. When a truck goes missing the seach the airport parking lots along they way. Most truckers would call home, find a problem, pull into the local airport and fly home.

Now days they have GPS and they track them and generally find them at airports.


8 posted on 10/30/2012 1:27:07 PM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: mkmensinger
They ought to look for somebody who already has a record...


9 posted on 10/30/2012 1:28:07 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Red Badger

Might wanna talk to dis guy, yaknowwhaddimean?

10 posted on 10/30/2012 1:28:19 PM PDT by Eccl 10:2 (Prov 3:5 --- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding")
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To: GreenHornet

>>Police are confident they can crack the case soon.<<

That’s just nuts! They will have to shell out a ton to even pecan the investigation.


11 posted on 10/30/2012 1:28:59 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (We can’t just leave it (food choice) up to the parents. -- moochele obozo 2/12/2012 (cnsnews))
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To: freedomlover

?


12 posted on 10/30/2012 1:30:48 PM PDT by Red Badger (Why yes, that was crude and uncalled for......That's why I said it..............)
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To: GreenHornet

I would start looking at a shell company.


13 posted on 10/30/2012 1:33:13 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Red Badger

He’s probably got ‘em squirreled away until the heat is off.


14 posted on 10/30/2012 1:33:22 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Willie Stark for president.)
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To: Red Badger; Daffynition; JoeProBono; Lucky9teen
"Who meeeee?"


15 posted on 10/30/2012 1:34:57 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Red Badger

16 posted on 10/30/2012 1:35:30 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Soebarkah Soetoro)
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To: mkmensinger

I don’t think just one squirrel could have pulled that off.


17 posted on 10/30/2012 1:35:35 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Red Badger; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
"May I have 80,000 walnuts please?"


18 posted on 10/30/2012 1:36:21 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: All

I love walnuts - but it wasn’t me. I have an alibi.

By the way, does anyone have a toothpick?


19 posted on 10/30/2012 1:40:57 PM PDT by MplsSteve (General Mills is pro-gay marriage! Boycott their products!)
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To: Red Badger

Two words: Mexican truckers.


20 posted on 10/30/2012 1:41:10 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers us choices: convert or kill, submit or die.)
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To: Red Badger

Wish he’d come to my yard last year! That is, if he’d take black walnuts. We had a bumper crop!


21 posted on 10/30/2012 1:41:17 PM PDT by sneakers (Go Sheriff Joe!)
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To: Red Badger

Calling all units! Be on the lookout for a shady character offering good deals on bootleg walnuts.


22 posted on 10/30/2012 1:41:42 PM PDT by Scutter
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To: Red Badger

In Northern California, we have some very large, tricky and ambitious grey squirrels.

They would need help from a union thug truckdriver to carry out plans on this level.


23 posted on 10/30/2012 1:41:53 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (We are the 53%, who pay taxes and keep this country going inspite of the 47% rat moochers!)
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To: RckyRaCoCo
First $30M in maple syrup, and now walnuts...is somebody trying to build the largest coffee cake ever?

The culprit is plotting something even more insideous.


25 posted on 10/30/2012 1:45:35 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Joe 6-pack
He does have a alibi.

He says he was with these guys far away from Cali


26 posted on 10/30/2012 1:46:31 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: American Constitutionalist

He bit off more than he could chew.


27 posted on 10/30/2012 1:48:03 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: Red Badger

Operator posting error - now too late as image has been posted.
(I have been doing things like this all day - my website is a mess)


28 posted on 10/30/2012 1:50:15 PM PDT by freedomlover
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To: Red Badger

29 posted on 10/30/2012 1:51:36 PM PDT by x
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To: Red Badger

Someone wanting to do a powerful lot of holiday baking!


30 posted on 10/30/2012 1:53:24 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Arm_Bears
30,000 Pounds of Bananas

One of my FAVORITE Chapin songs!

31 posted on 10/30/2012 1:54:00 PM PDT by mc5cents
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To: Red Badger

First it’s Canadian Maple Syrup, now its Walnuts. Thank goodness it wasn’t Pecans, or we would be facing PecanPieMageddon.


32 posted on 10/30/2012 1:55:58 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Red Badger

Cleaning Black Walnuts the Easy Way

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7ov-9UGe6w


33 posted on 10/30/2012 1:56:17 PM PDT by Artaniss (Getting Fed Up)
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To: Red Badger
Squirrels
34 posted on 10/30/2012 1:58:10 PM PDT by bmwcyle (45% to 47% of American voters are stupid)
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To: Red Badger
That's a lotta nuts!

35 posted on 10/30/2012 2:01:34 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Soebarkah Soetoro)
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To: Red Badger

I refuse to answer any questions
on the grounds that I may incriminate myself.

You're only asking me because I'm a squirrel. You speciesist!!

36 posted on 10/30/2012 2:03:41 PM PDT by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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To: Red Badger
80,000 Pounds of Walnuts Stolen

NUTTY!!!

37 posted on 10/30/2012 2:05:10 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Yes, Obama, I had help with my business. MY CUSTOMERS!)
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To: Red Badger

Squirrel Jail

38 posted on 10/30/2012 2:06:19 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Red Badger

This guy has a real jones for walnut brownies.


39 posted on 10/30/2012 2:10:06 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ((God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.))
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To: Red Badger

Wow, nut thieves going from one shore to the other. Congress still hasn’t found theirs.


40 posted on 10/30/2012 2:28:13 PM PDT by bgill (Evil doers are in every corner of our government. Have we passed the point of no return?)
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To: Red Badger
The FBI just put out an APB for these two nefarious characters ...


41 posted on 10/30/2012 2:37:40 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Jeff Chandler

CLASSIC Dick Van Dyke episode ....


42 posted on 10/30/2012 2:39:41 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Artaniss

I’ll have to use that method (or something like it) next year when the next bumper crop of black walnuts drops!


43 posted on 10/30/2012 2:46:06 PM PDT by sneakers (Go Sheriff Joe!)
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To: Red Badger

Was there another method of acquiring the walnuts for all of the Romney victory brownies we are cooking for Tuesday evening? Sheesh.


44 posted on 10/30/2012 3:01:12 PM PDT by RobertClark (Inside every "older" person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened?)
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To: edcoil

They didn’t actually steal the trucks - just the loads. A driver pulls up to the terminal with a truck and trailer and says he is supposed to pick up a load for XYZ... brokers - the dock guys load the trailer and away you go. It happens quite frequently actually - I see it at least twice a year at one of my terminals (never successful on me). Losing a truck and trailer would be in the ballpark of a quarter mil - I run a fleet of 43 trucks for my business; you never just misplace a tractor trailer!


45 posted on 10/30/2012 3:05:22 PM PDT by RobertClark (Inside every "older" person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened?)
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To: Red Badger

First the Great Maple Syrup Caper. Now the Walnut Heist. Maybe Paul Bunyan has a sweet tooth ...


46 posted on 10/30/2012 3:11:05 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: RobertClark

Leave it to California to steal Texas’ nuts. What next! :)


47 posted on 10/30/2012 7:48:37 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Red Badger
squirrel flashmob?
48 posted on 10/30/2012 9:52:08 PM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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