Avocado thief receives sentence

by Adil | 7:43 PM in |


Avocado thief receives sentence - 10 Avocado Limit for Thief: Judge. If he's caught with more than 10 avocados, he faces six months in jail. An admitted avocado thief is reaping the fruits of his crime: He's banned from possessing more than 10 at a time.

Barron Stein of Fallbrook was sentenced Thursday for grand theft by a San Diego County judge.

Stein stole up to 1,000 pounds of avocados from a Bonsall grove in March. The haul was worth about $1,500.

The North County Times says the unemployed tow-truck driver claimed he was desperate to support his family. Security cameras caught him.

Authorities say he has a history of avocado thefts.

Stein wasn't given jail time but during his three years of probation he must avoid avocado groves without permission and can't possess more than 10 at a time. 1,000 pounds avocados, avocado thief banned 10, avocado thief sentenced,

Violations will land him in jail for 180 days.

Source: 10 Avocado Limit for Thief: Judge | NBC San Diego

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