Imagine the confusion that cops must have felt when they received the call about stolen nuts. 42,000 pounds of stolen nuts.
Employees of Touchstone Pistachio company noticed 21 tons missing from their inventory and called to report the crime. Detectives were able to trace the theft back to 34-year-old trucker Alberto Montemayor, who has since been arrested.
In a Facebook post, authorities detailed the odd scheme. Apparently, a pistachio-filled tractor-trailer was moved to a different location and the nuts were then being sorted into smaller bags. The plan was to resell them, officials say. Authorities say the pistachios were valued at over $100,000.
“I guess you really ‘cracked’ this case,” one person said on the social media post. “Guy must’ve been ‘nuts’ to think he could get away with it.”