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Greedy watermelon thief overloads truck; police find him stuck in field

An alleged watermelon thief is sitting behind bars -- because his getaway truck got stuck in the field.


The Edgecombe County, NC Sheriff's Office shared the unusual heist on Facebook, complete with photos of the clearly overloaded truck.  The attempted theft occurred on Friday, August 23.


"This morning, Sergeant Jones and Deputy Long responded to a theft of crops on Highway 97 near Rocky Mount. When they arrived on scene, they found the suspect with a truck load of stolen watermelons, stuck in a field," reads the post, alongside photos of the would-be melon-napper, Michael Anthony Bryant, being handcuffed.


Photos also show the North Carolina officers and farmers rummaging through the bed of the truck, as if trying to count the sheer number of watermelons Bryant tried -- and failed -- to squeeze in there.  It is unknown how much all those watermelons cost.


Bryant is currently at the Edgecombe County Detention Center on $500 bond.  

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