Monday, September 3, 2012

Millions in Maple

Did you know that up to 80% of the world's maple syrup supply comes from Quebec, Canada?  Well, the sticky bandits knew.  And they used that knowledge to swipe millions of pounds of the stuff from a warehouse up there.

I am always surprised at the human genius.  First, to discover that processing maple syrup is worth millions of dollars and second, to decide that is a good idea to steal it.  The thieves had a few things going for them - it's Canada, night security is probably lax around a maple syrup plant (we're not talking Fort Knox here), they only had to traverse a fence and locks.  Seems like an inside job because they obviously knew the schedule, that the product was only there for a short period, how much the syrup was worth, and how to get it out of the original barrels into something else for transport.

If more criminals were this smart, I would be out of a job.  Contrast the sticky bandits with these guys:


Enough of the bank and gas station robberies!  Watch out molasses plant.  Enjoy the day off.

1 comment:

  1. How very odd about the maple and that video is great!