Big Heist! 150 Pound Watermelon Worth $1,500 Stolen From Md. Farm

CBS Baltimore

BEL AIR, Md. (WJZ) — An unusual theft has people talking in Harford County. Someone stole a 150 pound watermelon from the garden of a family known for growing prize-winning produce.

Monique Griego has more.

The farmer that grows the watermelons has won several awards for his produce and says this one was on track to be the largest one he’d ever grown.

For Bradley Northcote, raising giant watermelons is a passion.

“It takes a lot of time and energy to take care of these,” he said.

Last Friday, he was doing his daily rounds, checking on their health and growth when he stumbled across a cut vine and realized one melon was missing.

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“I was pretty dumbfounded to see it gone. I mean, who’s going to steal a piece of fruit? It’s kind of ridiculous,” Northcote said.

But the missing fruit was the biggest…

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