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OT Friday: The Great Canadian Caper

So reading through the front page on Yahoo, I found a story that intrigued me greatly. It is a gritty crime story of deception and retribution set in one of the most rough and tumble places on this continent: Canada. Apparently, some theives pulled an inside job and robbed the "Global strategic maple syrup reserve" run by the Canadian Maple Syrup Cartel and stole $18 Million worth of syrup. Yes, this is a real story and not made up at all.


The thieves rented part of the warehouse (which I assume has its location closely guarded and is under lock and key at all times due to the value of what it holds), then brought in trucks and made off with that sweet, sticky nectar of the gods in the dead of the night. With the Mounties hot on their trail, the thieves looked to unload their illbegotten gains, but had trouble as no one wants to buy "hot" syrup. Luckily for those dastardly syrup swindlers, the neighboring province of New Brunswick has much looser syrup regulations and the pilfered syrup could be unloaded on the Canadian Syrup black market. I'm seriously not making any of this up.

So why tell you this harrowing tale? Well, for the most obvious reason, it involves breakfast food, so its fair game here. Secondly, its the Friday before Christmas and I'm bored and this is just too fantastic to not discuss. It has to make you wonder, is there a war on breakfast? First a bacon shortage, and now they're taking the syrup too? When will it end? Is scrapple next?

Personally, I think we should all get working on the movie about this. Action comedy about a group of bungling thieves who come up with a hair-brained plot to steal syrup? A buddy comedy movie about a by-the-books mountie and a past-his-prime FBI agent who get caught up in this "sticky" situation? Lets come up with this movie and sell the treatment to Hollywood.

Linky-link to the story http://finance.yahoo.com/news/18-million-theft-victim-canadian-014952366.html

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