13 Of The Most Expensive Things That Have Ever Been Stolen.
We’re all aware that some people tend to shoplift a candy bar or sneak a shirt out of a store every now and then. In themselves, these things are nothing compared to some of the more expensive and in some cases, massively huge things people have managed to steal over the years. So, we’ve come up with a list of items that have been stolen, and it will leave you wondering why on Earth these thieves even wanted them in the first place.
#1. In 2010, someone stole an inflatable gorilla worth $6,000 from a car dealership in California.
It happened in Simi Valley. How they managed to get the 30-foot-tall monstrosity from the lot without anyone noticing is anyone’s guess, but it was eventually found on the grounds of a nearby high school.
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#2. In 2013, approximately 11,000 pounds of Nutella were stolen in Niederaula, Germany.
Honestly, it’s not that surprising given that there’s a rumored black-market demand for Nutella. The mixture of hazelnut and chocolate flavors are irresistible; hence why someone unloaded $20,000 worth from a parked truck and placed it in a getaway truck.
#3. Wisconsin is known as the nexus of cheese and sadly, a couple of cheese pirates knew this too.
A semi-truck containing 20,000 pounds of cheese worth an approximate $46,000 was in a semi-truck when cheese pirates stole the vehicle in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. But apparently, cheese theft in the area is pretty common.
#4. A handyman working at the Louvre, in 1911, stole the Mona Lisa once, which was worth $2 billion.
The employee/thief named Vincenzo Perugia hid and waited until closing time to remove the Mona Lisa. When the gallery reopened, he walked out with it under his smock and kept it at his place in Paris. It was found after he tried selling it to an art dealer in Italy. He was later arrested.
#5. You may not think that hair extensions are worth a lot, but someone took $30,000 worth.
A man broke into a hair salon in Largo, Maryland and stole two large bins full of hair extensions. Fortunately, surveillance footage caught the thief in the act, but no word on whether this helped cops apprehend the man.
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