Thieves Steal Booze With Watermelons On Their Heads As Disguise

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A pair of shoplifters in Virginia were caught on camera wearing hollowed-out watermelons on their heads.

In a since-deleted post, the Louisa Police Department shared on their Facebook the images of the duo in hopes someone would recognize them and turn them in. The photos of the two watermelon-wearing thieves quickly went viral, as people couldn’t believe what they were seeing.

After seeking the public’s help, the police announced that they had made at least one arrest in the melon-head case. The suspect was a 20-year-old male and was charged with wearing a mask in public while committing larceny, underage possession of alcohol, and petit larceny of alcohol.

A store customer named Barry Welch, told WRIC he was shocked at the photos, “but it wasn’t super shocking being out here in Louisa, we’ve always had some crazy new stories going around. I definitely give them some points for ingenuity.”

Another customer couldn’t understand the amount of time it must have taken to develop their plan and actually put it into motion saying, “I think it’s ridiculous. Innovative but ridiculous. The amount of work that you have to do to actually hollow-out a watermelon to stick it on your head, I think, is kind of crazy…” “…why? Why would they do that? It’s so stupid.” 

The Louisa Police are still trying to identify the second suspect.

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