Avocados are in the news again

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Can somebody explain to me why avocados seem to bring out the very worst in people?

They seem like such a harmless fruit.

Plus they’re super delicious.

But there seems to be a bit of a trend emerging lately. And it really has me scratching my head.

Here’s the thing. I really love avocados. And if loving them leads to a life of crime, I’ll have to give them up.

And I really don’t want to do that.

The other day, I mentioned a story in the New York Post about a couple of thugs who pelted a bodega worker with avocados – even breaking the guy’s jaw.

And this morning, once again in the Post, I see a story about three men charged with grand theft after stealing avocados from a ripening plant.

I’m telling you. It’s a real head-scratcher.

The company estimated the avocado loss at about $300,000, the sheriff’s office said.
 
“We take these kinds of thefts seriously. It’s a big product here and in California,” sheriff’s Sgt. John Franchi told the Los Angeles Times. “Everybody loves avocados.”

Well, of course everybody loves avocados. But not everybody decides to take up a life of crime over them.

Or do they?

I’m telling you, this is a damned odd trend.

UPDATE:
You’re not going to believe this!

I just found another news story about an avocado. This one a customer bought at Farmer’s Market, took home, cut open and discovered a bullet lodged inside.

This is really starting to get creepy.

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5 thoughts on “Avocados are in the news again

  • June 18, 2017 at 4:07 pm
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    I hate avocados.

  • June 18, 2017 at 4:21 pm
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    I believe it was Neil Simon in one of his plays likened guacamole to bacon grease blended with grass clippings.

  • June 18, 2017 at 10:26 pm
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    When I was stationed at San Diego, I would read the local news paper “avocados rustlers” would hire illegal aliens and clean out whole groves.
    It got so bad some growers had to hire sercurity guards around harvest time, and the county sheriff’s had to deploy their anti avocado theft task force. Weird?

  • June 18, 2017 at 10:34 pm
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    Ok, I’m going to stay away from the avocado section of the grocery store next time I go.

  • June 19, 2017 at 2:20 am
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    Avocados are too expensive. I’m thinking of getting a grocer angry enough to throw some at me so I can catch them in my purse. lol

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