Low-Hanging Loot: Thieves Stole 50,000 Apples From an Indiana Orchard

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If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, one ambitious thief just stole enough to stay healthy for roughly 137 years.

Thrillist reports that somebody absconded with about 50,000 apples—an entire acre’s worth—from Williams Orchard in Indiana’s La Porte County last week. Though the orchard has been around for more than a century, this is the first year that its new owners, Jon and Robyn Drummond, are running it. They noticed the cleanly-picked trees on Saturday.

“Floored,” Jon Drummond told WSBT-TV. “Completely floored.” According to Drummond, the affected area was a valley toward the back of the orchard, which leads him to believe that the thieves (or thief) had carefully cased the joint.

“Someone knew this orchard really well,” Drummond told CNN. “They knew where to go, the portion of the orchard where they couldn’t be seen.”

Unfortunately, since the Drummonds hadn’t quite gotten around to installing locks on their gates, it was all too easy for the crooks to drive right onto the property. And because the surrounding grounds are suspiciously bare, they think the bandits placed tarps beneath the trees, shook the trees, and then collected the apples in bins. According to WSBT-TV, the sheriff’s office is looking for a pick-up truck or trailer that could accommodate such a massive haul of fruit.

Officials probably won’t, however, be looking for a listing of 50,000 apples on the black market of pie ingredients. Drummond believes the culprits might turn their takings into applesauce or apple cider.

Drummond estimates they lost out on $27,000—a devastating blow, considering they don’t have theft insurance. However, the orchard still boasts 134 other acres of apple trees ripe for the (legal) picking, and the couple is trying to maintain a positive outlook.

“We’re going to laugh about it because the only other option is to cry,” Drummond told CNN.

Helping them with that particular objective is Jimmy Fallon, who joked on The Tonight Show that “right now, some kingpin is screaming, ‘You idiots robbed the wrong Apple store!’”

[h/t Thrillist]

Amazon's Under-the-Radar Coupon Page Features Deals on Home Goods, Electronics, and Groceries

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The Time Larry David Saved a Man from the Death Penalty


In 2003, 24-year-old machinist Juan Catalan faced the death penalty for allegedly shooting a key witness in a murder case. Catalan told police that he couldn’t have committed the crime, as he was at a Los Angeles Dodgers game at the time. He had the ticket stubs and everything to prove it.

When police didn’t buy his alibi, Catalan contacted the Dodgers, who pointed him to an unlikely hero: misanthropic comedian Larry David. On the day in question, David had been filming an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm at Dodger Stadium. It was a long shot, as there were 56,000 people at the game that day, but maybe Catalan could be seen in the background. So his attorney started watching the outtakes ... and found the evidence he needed. In fact, it took just 20 minutes to find shots of Catalan and his daughter chowing down on ballpark dogs while watching from the stands.

Thanks to the footage, Catalan walked free after five months behind bars. And Larry David found one more thing to be self-deprecating about. “I tell people that I’ve done one decent thing in my life, albeit inadvertently,” David joked.

In 2017, Netflix released a short documentay, Long Shot, about the incident.