“Gallon Smasher” Busted For Prank At Hy-Vee Store

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Nebraska man, 21, faces mischief charge for stunt

MARCH 29–A “gallon smashing” stunt at an Nebraska supermarket has resulted in a criminal mischief charge being filed against a 21-year-old whose prank was recorded by three of his buddies.

A vigilant worker at a Hy-Vee in Omaha spotted Christian Cain (seen at right) and his pals enter the store Sunday around 5:15 PM. Soon after, the employee “noticed Cain was carrying 2 gallons of milk, and the other males had camera phones out,” according to an Omaha Police Department report. Which, of course, could mean only one thing.

The Hy-Vee worker, Kelly Kayser, told cops that she “was aware of a prank known as ‘gallon smashing’ in which an individual throws a bottle of milk in the air, then pretends to slip and fall.”

Aware that tomfoolery was imminent, Kayser tried to keep Cain & Co. in sight, “but he and his friends eluded her and went down the cereal aisle,” noted investigators. Kayser subsequently “found him there with milk all over the floor and another customer attempting to help him up.” Kayser, 29, detained Cain and called police (Cain’s friends did not wait around for officers to arrive).

When questioned by a cop, Cain—whose clothing was wet—reportedly confessed, saying, “Obviously I did it on purpose.”

Cain’s “gallon smashing” resulted in nearly $260 in damages. “Splashing milk” ruined 65 boxes of Pop-Tarts ($148.85) and 27 boxes of cereal ($101.26). The two one-gallon containers of 1% milk were valued at $2.99 apiece.

Cited for misdemeanor criminal mischief, Cain has engaged in prior supermarket hijinks. A photo on his Facebook page shows Cain inside a freezer case, wedged between the glass door and shelves of ice cream. Cain’s Facebook page describes him as a “Server/Host at TGI Fridays.”

Nacho Average Crime: Man Steals 21 Tons of Muenster Cheese

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It was definitely nacho average crime. The cheesy hot goods were produced by K&K Cheese of Cashton, WI with milk from Amish dairies.

They were valued at valued at $200,000, which is a whole lot of cheddar … The suspect is said to have faked paperwork to move the cheese. From a local TV news report:

New Jersey authorities say Balika was preparing to sell the cheese for well under market value to retailers on the east coast.”There’s a black market for everything,” said [Jersey State Police Detective 1 Oliver] Sissman. “We’ve seen everything stolen. We’ve found stolen beer, stolen food, stolen machine parts, but this is the first time, we’ve found stolen cheese. “When I looked inside and saw stolen cheese, I thought, of course it’s from Wisconsin,” said Sissman.

Thanks to the gouda work of New Jersey’s finest, the public can rest easy knowing the criminal will be brie-hind bars. He’ll have to tread very Caerphilly in the future.

Cops: Brooklyn Man Steals Cheese, Threatens Workers with Razor Blade

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A 51-year-old man was arrested for threatening Broadway [Brooklyn, NY] grocery store clerks with a razor blade after they accused him of trying to steal $55 worth of cheese on March 18.

An employee told police that the man walked into the supermarket between Keap and Hooper streets at 2 pm and put the large bricks of cheese in his pants. When the staff approached him, he whipped out the blade, cops reported.

Workers called cops and officers cuffed a suspect on robbery charges.

Australian Girls Break Into Mall ‘To Make Milkshakes’

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THREE girls aged 10 to 14 have been arrested after breaking into a Kimberley shopping centre to make milkshakes.

Between 3:00 am and 3:30 am on Sunday the girls allegedly climbed the roof of the Kununurra Coles shopping complex and smashed a window into a patisserie. One of the girls then allegedly climbed through the window to help the other two girls in, before they took some drinks and made themselves milkshakes.

A 14-year-old girl and two 10-year-olds were charged with burglary, stealing and damage. The 14-year-old and a 10-year-old will appear in Kununurra children’s court at a later date, while the second 10-year-old was issued a juvenile caution.

A Kununurra police spokesman said the girls had caused about $1500 damage to the shopping complex, but had only stolen about $4.50 worth of milkshake making ingredients.