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
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(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.

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slammer
Oct 29, 2013 8:54 PM CDT
dumb story!!!!
Ezekiel 25:17
Oct 29, 2013 1:05 PM CDT
Sod farms use special growing techniques to get short roots and then harvest it with special machines. The guy really just needs to move to Las Vegas and set up shop. The Lake Mead water resources board buys your lawn by the square foot. They replace it with crushed rock or fake turf. It has had tremendous results for lowering the water use in the valley. I notice a lot of casinos use dessert plants that are watered with tubes. The plants are placed in holes in astro turf or green carpet.
Rational.-Anarchist
Oct 28, 2013 9:21 PM CDT
What, does he think it won't grow back?