Lettuce in a field

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Police Tell Residents to ‘Romaine Calm’ After $45k Lettuce Heist

Thieves stole $45,000 worth of lettuce, and Canadian police are pulling out all their best lettuce puns
Lettuce in a field

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Police in Canada urge residents to "Romaine calm" after a $45,000 lettuce heist. 

It is not normally a laughing matter when someone steals an enormous amount of goods, but police in Canada are having a bit of fun this week and pulling out all their best produce puns after someone stole $45,000 worth of lettuce.

According to The Star, a truck carrying $45,000 worth of lettuce in a refrigerated trailer was stolen on its way from Hamilton, in Ontario, to Toronto sometime between March 31 and April 1. The truck was eventually driven all the way to Toronto and abandoned, but the refrigerated trailer and $45,000 worth of lettuce have not been recovered.

Police are investigating the theft, but they also seem to be having a bit of fun with it. On Tuesday they released a statement urging the public to “Romaine calm” about the crime, but to “lettuce know if you have any tips.”

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This is not the first time thieves have targeted food products in Canada. Back in 2012 a group of maple syrup thieves managed to steal $18 million worth of maple syrup from a warehouse in Quebec.