A strange car chase in Spain ended with tons of oranges. According to CNN, authorities in Seville, Spain, noticed two cars that were driving oddly close to each other. When they tried to pull the cars over, they sped away. The bizarre chase ended on a dirt road. Upon investigation, 4 tons of oranges were found inside the cars.
The drivers of the cars initially claimed that the oranges were properly purchased by them. They said they were "coming from very far away and had been stopping and collecting oranges along the way," the Europa Press reported.
Authorities didn't believe that story. Eventually, they found out that the oranges had been stolen. Authorities believe that the oranges were taken from a shipment in Carmona that was reported stolen a few hours earlier. The occupants of the car asserted that the oranges were for their own personal consumption.
Five people were arrested for the theft. A couple and their adult son were found in one car. Two brothers were in the other car.
Fruit theft can be big business. As Fox News reported, avocado thieves in California stole more than $300,000 worth of fruit last year. Three men, who were workers at the Mission Produce ripening facility in Oxnard, California, were arrested and charged with grand theft for the crime. Despite the tasty theft, authorities shared that they take fruit crime seriously.
“We take these kinds of thefts seriously,” Sgt. John Franchi told the Los Angeles Times. “It’s a big product here and in California.”
[Photo: Emergencias Sevilla]