Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Tomato Bandits Hit Old Fannin Farmer's Market



Harboring the incorrect assumption it was flush with cash, on Sunday night, vandals broke into the Old Fannin Farmer's Market, burglarized it, and generally made a mess of things.  First, they shut off all the power (including the power to the freezers and refrigerators), then they unplugged the internet, then they stole $7 in loose change.  As a finale, they decided to have a tomato fight.  On Monday morning, the owners found shards of broken glass bottles which had been knocked from the shelves during the fight.  Tomato was splattered everywhere.  Said owner Cindy Hunt, "There were just tomatoes just smashed up against our stuff. up against our jarred stuff. Of course when the tomatoes hit the jarred stuff it knocked it off on the floor," 

"A lot of the jars were busted so we had to clean it all up. There was a lot of glass everywhere. Just a big mess," employee Adrian Oliver said.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

When did the robbery occur?

Troy Odom said...

Good point. Legally, you can only commit a "robbery" when in the presence of the victim. Perhaps "burgled", pursuant to Miss. Code Ann. s 97-17-33, would have been a better choice of words. Technically or colloquially, it occurred Sunday evening/early Monday morning.

Anonymous said...

Somewhere in the Old Fannin area, there is a mother or two trying to get tomato stains out of her kids clothes. Will she do the right thing or protect her little angels...