Striking a sour note: California man arrested with 800 pounds of stolen lemons, police say

Dionicio Fierros, 69, allegedly stolen 800 kilos of freshly picked lemons from a farm in Riverside, California, according to the sheriff’s department.

(Riverside County Sheriff’s Office)

A Californian man was caught Friday with an unusual distance: 800 pounds of stolen lemons, police said.

Dionicio Fierros, 69, of Los Angeles, was taken into custody for theft of agricultural products, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office stated in a press release.

The lemons were spotted during a traffic stop in Thermal, east of Palm Springs. Deputies said they “800 pounds of freshly picked lemons in the car, and that they would be taken off from a nearby farm.

Fierros’ arrest comes as authorities have been investigating the recent agricultural thefts from local farms in the towns of Thermal, Mecca and Oasis.

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