CASHTON, Wis. – An Illinois man accused of stealing 21 tons of Wisconsin cheese has been arrested in New Jersey.
New Jersey authorities say the 34-year-old man from Plainfield, Ill., was arrested Tuesday afternoon.
New Jersey State Police Lt. Stephen Jones said Wednesday the man was driving a refrigerated truck carrying 42,000 pounds of Muenster cheese. Jones says the cheese company, K&K Cheese in Cashton, Wis., valued the cargo at $200,000.
I have to say, I've never read a headline like that before. You have to wonder if that man was trying to supply a cottage industry. Or maybe he was just stringing people along. Perhaps he forgot to get parmesan to take the cheese? Let's hope this isn't the start of a major crime brie. I hope he's feeling blue about his crimes.
In any case, you know no gouda can come of smuggling.
That is all.
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