42,000 pounds of pistachios swiped from California company

ALBERTO MONTEMAYOR
Photo courtesy of the Tulare County Sheriff's Office

Calif. (CNN) — The Sheriff’s Office in Tulare County, California arrested a 34-year-old man for stealing 42,000 pounds of pistachios.

The Touchstone Pistachio company asked police to investigate the theft last week when they noticed the missing nuts.

The investigators discovered that a tractor-trailer containing the pistachios moved from a trucking lot in Delano to another lot nearby.

The shelled nuts were being moved from 2,000-pound sacks into smaller bags to be resold.

The culprit was identified as Alberto Montemayor.

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