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Published:January 21st, 2010 12:12 EST
Bandits Steal 240 Bales Of Hay

Bandits Steal 240 Bales Of Hay

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A York County Farmer estimates that it took a group of thieves less than two hours to steal between 230 and 240 bales of hay.

According to Pennsylvania State Police the theft happened Jan. 3, at a barn in Warrington Township.

Mike Barndt told CBS 21 News that his barn holds several hundred bales and he recently discovered the missing hay after speaking with a neighbor."

Theft usually requires stealth and speed, but  it`s impossible to be sly or quick when stealing 240 bales of hay.
These thieves made up for their lack of stealth or speed with a double portion of chutzpah. It takes a hell of a lot of nerve to drive up in a huge truck and nab enough hay to feed a stable of horses.
It takes about a couple of hours to load the 240 bales of hay, and the hay is worth only about $1,200. The stupid crooks would be better off getting a real job.
This may be a case of closing the barn after the horses have left, but the farm owner is going to install video cameras in the barn.
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