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Athens-Clarke police investigating toothpick heist

Athens-Clarke police are trying to track down thieves who stole nearly 400,000 toothpicks from a local toothpick manufacturer.

Six cases of toothpicks went missing from Armond’s Manufacturing Company Inc., 95 Trade St., about two weeks ago, and another seven cases disappeared last weekend, according to police.

Each case contained 288 packages of 100 toothpicks, which brings the total number of purloined picks to 374,400.

The plastic toothpicks have a total value of $2,808, police said.

 

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  1. Stirrin the B.S.

    June 11th, 2012

    I found the prick who purloined the picks:

    http://www.toothpickart.com/

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  2. Anonymous

    June 11th, 2012

    Well we know it wasn’t anyone from West Virginia..

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  3. Menderman

    June 11th, 2012

    some smelly hippie probably stole them thinking they were wood. They are in the process of replanting them to save Gaia.

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  4. Anonymous

    June 11th, 2012

    Search all surrounding cheese cube warehouses stat.

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  5. citizenjane

    June 11th, 2012

    Operation Pickrunner. Fast and furiously off to Mexico.

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  6. citizenjane

    June 11th, 2012

    “Toothpick” Holder responsible.

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  7. citizenjane

    June 11th, 2012

    Obama cries, “pick me, pick me.”

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  8. Menderman

    June 11th, 2012

    O/T

    $250,000 fish?

    Click here to see:

    http://www.thebigrock.com/

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  9. Chuck U Farley

    June 11th, 2012

    They’re gonna melt ‘em down and make Oregon tax-refund credit cards.

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  10. Moe Tom

    June 11th, 2012

    The toothpick caper.

    Youtube the Clapper Caper with Johnny Carson and Jack Webb. Oldie but goody.

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  11. giamby

    June 11th, 2012

    All kidding aside, I’m sure these are a cheap (free in this case) alternative to put inside bombs.

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  12. norman einstein

    June 11th, 2012

    @Menderman, “replanting them…” LMAO!

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  13. jclady

    June 11th, 2012

    Maybe transvite German professors have a need for toothpicks?

    http://onlineathens.com/local-news/2012-06-08/uga-professor-charged-prostitution

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  14. Blind Snowman

    June 11th, 2012

    “Well we know it wasn’t anyone from West Virginia.”

    My family has been roaming the Kanawha River valley since before there was a US of A, and I know of a least two or three folks that would use toothpicks.

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  15. Paul Moore

    June 11th, 2012

    At least they didn’t get to the floss!

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  16. GregMan

    June 12th, 2012

    All they need to do is look for someone who eats a lot of corn-on-the-cob.

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