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Watermelon thief caught when loaded truck bogged down in the field, NC cops say

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A suspected watermelon thief in North Carolina didn’t make it very far with his loot.

He was caught after his pickup truck full of the stolen fruit got stuck in a field near Rocky Mount on Friday, the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies were responding to a theft of crops report when they found Michael Anthony Bryant with the stolen watermelons, arrested him and charged him with misdemeanor larceny, the Sheriff’s Office said.

He was put in the Edgecombe County Detention Center with a $500 secured bond, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Rocky Mount is about 60 miles from Raleigh.

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Bailey Aldridge is a reporter covering real-time news in North and South Carolina. She has a degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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