copyright the Chronicle September 23, 2015
by Tena Starr
ALBANY — A puzzled Albany farmer is wondering why anyone would want to steal nearly 1,000 pounds of onions.
Andy Paonessa arrived at one of his farm fields last week to top and crate onions and discovered that he had been robbed of about $2,000 worth of onions and shallots.
“I looked around and thought there’s a lot missing. I looked down at my feet, and I was looking down at tire tracks.”
It turned out that about 1,000 pounds of onions that had been pulled, topped, and crated up for further drying had vanished. There were, and still are, clear tracks indicating that someone with a truck drove in and simply took 20 crates of onions and shallots from the field.
“I said, oh my God, we got robbed out of the field,” Mr. Paonessa said.
He said his workers scratched their heads.
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