Authorities in Harford County, Maryland are trying to figure out who stole a prized 150-pound watermelon from a man in the town of Street, which is 15 miles north of Bel Air.
The Harford County Sheriff's Office said deputies were called to Dublin Road at around 4pm on Friday. That's where Bradley Northcote, who grows a specific large type of Carolina cross watermelon in his yard, said he noticed that one of his watermelons was missing.
Police said it appeared that someone cut the vine and removed the melon, which weighed about 150 pounds and valued at about $1,500. Northcote said he noticed the melon was missing at around 1:45pm on Friday and that the last time he saw it was at 7:30pm on Thursday.
He added it was the largest watermelon he had ever grown. Northcote said he harvests the watermelons for their seeds, which he sends to Kenya so they can be grown there. Anyone with information on the case is urged to call the Harford County Sheriff's Office.