I saw the headline and had to distribute. A man was arrested in New Jersey after swiping a whopping 21 tons of cheese from a Wisconsin dairy. I understand how someone in desperate times could leap behind the wheel of a truck carrying televisions, computers and gadgets.
When I first read the headline, I thought to myself, “What the hell are you going to do with 42,000 pounds of cheese?”
Cue the jokes about fondue joints. Cut to jokes about New York and New Jersey rodent populations.
No, it turns out that there was fake paperwork and that the man had a fence lined up in New Jersey to move the goods.
Of course, 21 tons actually equates to 47,000 pounds, but it’s an astounding amount of cheese regardless.
Read this story of a great cheese heist.