If you’re walking around Harford County and a guy hops out of his pickup to offer you a great deal on a watermelon that weighs as much as an adult human, do not take him up on it. Instead, get his description and call the cops, because that thing is stolen.
On Friday, Bradley Northcote of Street reported that a 150-pound watermelon was stolen from his garden. A spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office said the giant fruit is valued at $1,500, but I’d like to know where the thief plans to cash it in.
The Northcotes don’t just grow these melons to win prizes. They harvest the seeds and send them to growers in Kenya. They’ve also been known to donate them to food banks.