Wednesday, November 9, 2011

In Case You Need to See a Man About a Barrel Cactus ...

Posted By on Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 10:00 AM

Apparently, the black market is as wide-ranging as Amazon or Overstock.

It’s no longer just a place to get weapons, drugs, kidneys and healthy babies. It might also be the go-to shopping destination for those in need of … desert plants.

About 150 barrel cacti were discovered stolen Monday morning from a cactus farm near South Kolb and East Valencia roads, according to the Pima County Sheriff’s Office. When deputies arrived at the scene they found a large hole in the property’s chain link fence, along with tire tracks going in and out of the property.

Also missing: a backhoe, presumably to help haul said cacti out of the establishment.

PCSO is asking for help in finding these items, as well as the people involved. So, needless to say, if you see a backhoe moseying down the road with a bunch of cacti in its scooper, call 88-CRIME.

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