Five people were pulled over in Spain with four tons of oranges spilling out of their cars.

Claudia Fisher
January 31, 2018

When police in Spain noticed some suspicious driving, a short car chase ended with five robbery arrests and a ton of oranges. Well, four tons to be exact.

According to CNN, police in Seville recovered over 8,000 pounds of oranges from three cars, which the suspects claimed were for personal consumption.

Once apprehended, local outlets reported, the suspects said they were "coming from very far away and had been stopping and collecting oranges along the way."

They lacked the proper permits, however, to be carrying that much fruit.

Another knock against their case was a robbery report from a few hours earlier. In the nearby town of Carmona, authorities were notified that a shipment of oranges had gone missing.

The police arrested the five travelers — a couple and their three sons — for theft, and the investigation remains ongoing.

While a car overflowing with fruit may seem comical, this is a surprisingly common crime in Spain. ABC notes that when prices for the fruit rise, so do instances of similar robbery cases.

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