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Saturday, February 5, 2005

Big Nickel Theft-UPDATED

Someone has stolen 3.6 million nickels belonging to the Federal Reserve, perhaps the truck driver hauling them, perhaps someone else.  How in heaven's name do you liquidate $180K in Nickels? Update: Here's the America's Most Wanted story.  UPDATE: Miami-Dade police searching for a hydroponics lab noticed a cooler full of shiny new nickels; after searching with metal detectors they found 3 million nickels buried in the backyard.  (They also found 88 marijuana plants, and it has not been determined if the missing truck driver has any connection to the property). I still want to know: What was the plan? Eat at vending machines three meals a day for the rest of your life? [Jack Chin]

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Was the heist near a casino?


Posted by: tom | Jan 9, 2005 10:15:44 AM

Or a parking meter

Posted by: | Jan 9, 2005 8:27:06 PM

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