A California man was arrested for an attempted heist of 21 tons of pistachios. Now generally, you wouldn’t associate pistachios with the word ‘heist,’ but today we’re doing Google a favor and connecting the two. Thanks to a report from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office on Facebook, we have all the details of the robbery.
During a routine audit in June by Touchstone Pistachio Company, they discovered that 42,000 pounds of pistachios were missing. The pistachios were discovered by TCSO Ag Detectives in a tractor trailer where some were already re-bagged for resale. They were taking bags weighing 2,000 pounds and putting the contents into much smaller bags for sale.
The pistachios in total were worth about $100,000. The man responsible was 34-year-old Alberto Montemayor of Montemayor Trucking. He was arrested and booked in Tulare County.
Now I don’t know about you but this screams California. Where else would you have someone stealing pistachios? Not only that, but they are expensive! The idea of getting a 24 oz bag for under $10 is absolutely thrilling.
I’m not saying that what he did was right, but it does speak to how much pistachios are here. Especially considering you could flip them at crazy prices.