These types of shenanigans even occur in France, a country whose love and admiration for cheese borders on complete insanity. Just last year, a mysterious group of voleurs made off with over two tons of Comté worth roughly $43,000 USD, puzzling restaurateurs in the cheese-loving Goux-les-Usiers region. But these stunts were child’s play compared to the great Parmesan fiasco of 2015, where a shady band of robbers swiped no less than $875,000 USD worth of the hard cheese over the course of two years. They ended up getting caught the following September, but holy havarti, that is some stealthy work.
Honestly, who needs that much soup?
In October of 2013, a Florida Man lifted a big rig loaded with $75,000 in stolen Campbell’s soup cans, drove it onto the turnpike, and was stopped by highway patrol 30 miles later. The man, hoping to avoid arrest and apparently having never seen a single police drama, hopped a fence and tried to to flee on foot. The cop nabbed him, of course, and later charged the idiot with two counts of grand theft. The soup, of course, was returned to its rightful owner, a Central Florida truck stop grocery store that somehow had call for $75,000 worth of soup (insert Mmm Mmm Good joke here).