food crime

WTF

Georgia Man Steals 150 Pounds of Waffle Mix to Keep Up With Black Market Demands

“Buyers...would contact him for the waffle mix and he would provide it when contacted,” the police said. “He is the seller of waffle mix.”
Jelisa Castrodale
9.28.18
soda

School Cops Busted for Selling Soda to Students

The side hustle grew out of Connecticut's ban on soda in public schools.
Jelisa Castrodale
8.29.18
crime

Woman Allegedly Poisoned Lookalike with Cheesecake to Steal Her Identity

Viktoria Nasyrova faces charges of attempted murder, assault, and burglary—but her troubles began long before the cheesecake.
Mayukh Sen
3.1.18
food crime

International Fugitive 'Deadbeat' Dad Captured Thanks to Maraschino Cherries

He owed nearly $560,000 in child support. Too bad he thought maraschino cherries had pits.
Mayukh Sen
2.23.18
Tiki

The Enduring Appeal of Stealing Tiki Mugs

Tiki has always been about fantasy, but some drinkers go as far as taking home a souvenir from their boozy staycation inside a tiki bar.
Tae Yoon
1.13.18
vodka

The World's Most Expensive Vodka Bottle Has Been Found Outside a Construction Site

Surprise: It's empty.
Mayukh Sen
1.8.18
Comics!

This Is How You Steal $85K in Pizza Cheese

The greatest benefit of life as a hard criminal is using your remorseless abandon to heist a whole lot of mozzarella.
Ana Benaroya
11.25.17
Kitchen confessionals

My Taco Truck Was Extorted by Local Gangbangers

I’ve had a taco truck in LA for 13 years now, but I will never forget the first day I opened for business. I nearly got shot by local gangbangers, and it only got worse from there.
Anonymous
9.20.17
WTF

'Dealers' Arrested for Selling Pancake Mix to Undercover Cops

They tried to pass it off as $27,000 worth of cocaine. A pun-heavy police statement ensued.
Gigen Mammoser
6.25.17
food crime

This Beloved Soul Food Restaurant Was Busted for Using Food Stamps to Stock Fridges

Before the EBT scam was exposed, Becky’s and Mary’s was known only as the best place for soul food in central North Carolina.
Jelisa Castrodale
4.23.17
food crime

So Far, Clever Puns Are Not Helping Police Catch Thieves Behind $45K Lettuce Heist

The cops would just like the public to romaine calm.
Gigen Mammoser
4.8.17
WTF

This Grocery Store Chain Has Begun Hiding Its Meat Due to Rampant Theft

Customers who want to purchase steaks must now inquire with a staff member.
Gigen Mammoser
3.12.17