Shell game
May 27, 2017 10:56 AM   Subscribe

It's a bit of.... ga.. Nuts!!!!!

posted by ian1977 at 12:57 PM on May 27, 2017

Squirrels be getting serious now
posted by serena15221 at 2:08 PM on May 27, 2017 [2 favorites]

This is really fascinating stuff.

A number of experts told me that selling hijacked food is easy. Stolen nuts often move through unscrupulous food brokers and end up in independent grocery stores or bakeries. When I asked an executive at the shipping-security company CargoNet what sort of person buys stolen food, he laughed. “You do!” he said.

posted by Aya Hirano on the Astral Plane at 2:11 PM on May 27, 2017 [3 favorites]

As a smaller-scale nut thief who eats the nuts out of trail mix and leaves the m&ms, I smiled so much reading through this. Nuts!
posted by batter_my_heart at 3:49 PM on May 27, 2017

Well, that is just...crazy!
posted by sexyrobot at 4:21 PM on May 27, 2017

I think that we know the superheroine that they need.
posted by Halloween Jack at 6:12 PM on May 27, 2017 [5 favorites]

That's actually pretty insane because there aren't that many roads in the Central Valley and I have no idea how these tuckers are getting away with this once they notice the paperwork is off. It' can't be that hard to find them.

Although the foreman that released the load to a driver who showed up before the request was made is kind of hmmmmmm.....
posted by fshgrl at 11:00 PM on May 27, 2017 [1 favorite]

One thing I noticed was that brokered loads seemed to play a large role. It's entirely possible not to use brokers, and just use carriers who employ their own drivers. It's pretty common with shippers who have freight that's easily damaged, for example.
posted by Chrysostom at 8:42 PM on June 25, 2017

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