The owner of an orchard in Indiana could not believe his eyes when he discovered that thieves had somehow stolen a staggering 50,000 apples from the trees on his property. The epic heist reportedly unfolded at the Williams Orchard in the community of Heston last week and went unnoticed until a routine check of the fruit crop over the weekend. It was at that point that owner Jon Drummond was "completely floored" when he saw "an entire block of trees, nearly cleanly picked, when just days earlier there were thousands and thousands of apples on them."
"We just couldn't even fathom it," the bewildered owner recalled, speculating that the lack of any apples on the ground suggested a somewhat sophisticated operation. Drummond posited that ne'er-do-wells likely climbed the trees, shook them, and then collected all of the dislodged fruit via large tarps placed around the area. That would seem to make sense considering that picking all of the apples by hand would have taken hours if not days.
More on this astounding story at the Coast to Coast AM website.