A $50,000 Melon Heist On New Year’s Eve Could Only Happen in Canada

New Year’s Eve is usually a night for celebrating. You know, having a few drinks with friends and counting down the minutes until the clock strikes 12:00am. In Canada, they do things a bit differently.

Actually, that’s not true. They celebrate New Year’s Eve exactly the same in Canada, except for the brave (and crazy) thieves who decided that it would be the perfect time to steal $50,000 worth of honeydew melon. Yep, melon.

According to the CBC, police in Hamilton, Ontario have revealed that an entire 52-foot trailer filled with the delicious fruit was stolen from a parking compound some time between 4:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on December 31. Technically, that left the fruit bandits with plenty of time to still have a raging New Year’s party, presumably with complimentary melon platters.

“I don’t know if there’s a market for this type of thing,” said Hamilton Police Staff Sgt. Mike Webber, adding that he’s never heard of anything quite like this before. While police are definitely on the case, they don’t have a lot of experience tracking down stolen fruit.

“There’s no serial numbers on the melons,” Webber pointed out.

Of course, this crime has nothing on the now-infamous $18 million maple syrup heist that happened in Quebec in 2012.

Only in Canada…

Devon Taylor (@DevonTaylor113)

Devon Taylor (@DevonTaylor113)

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