Giant watermelon stolen from Maryland farm, worth $1,500

BEL AIR, Md. - (WBAL) Authorities in Harford County, Maryland are trying to figure out who stole a prized 150-pound watermelon from a man in the town of Street.

The Harford County Sheriff's Office said deputies were called to the 2600 block of Dublin Road around 4 p.m. Friday.

That's where Bradley Northcote, who grows a specific large type of Carolina cross watermelon in his yard, said he noticed that one of his watermelons was missing.

Police said it appeared that someone cut the vine and removed the melon, which was about 150 pounds and valued at about $1,500.

Northcote said he noticed the melon was missing around 1:45 p.m. Friday and that the last time he saw it was at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Northcote said he harvests the watermelons for their seeds, which he sends to Kenya so they can be grown there.

Anyone with information on the case is urged to call the Harford County Sheriff's Office.

Courtesy: NBC News Channel, WBAL