Police Hunting Man Who Stole $4K Worth of Grass Yes, you read that correctly By Newser Editors and Wire Services Posted Oct 28, 2013 2:40 PM CDT 9 comments Comments (Shutterstock) (Newser) – Austrian police are seeking witnesses to an unusual theft—of huge amounts of grass, mowed secretly from a farmer's field. According to a police statement, a farmer reported today that someone had come into his field, mowed it, and made off with the grass. The alleged theft occurred in Liebenfels, a village about 120 miles southwest of Vienna. Police say the grass went missing sometime in the last three weeks but the farmer noticed it only today because the field is at some distance from the rest of his property. He says the purloined grass is valuable as fodder, estimating its worth at more than $4,000.