No more melon-drama: Louisa police make arrest in convenience store theft

The thieves were wearing hollowed-out watermelons.

Two men using hollowed out watermelons were captured on video stealing items from a Sheetz in Louisa, Virginia.

This image shows a man getting out of the truck without the watermelon on his head.


The town of Louisa, Virginia, had quite the unique case on its hands that began in a Sheetz on the night of May 6.

A surveillance camera captured a video of two people arriving in a black Toyota truck wearing hollowed out watermelons with eye holes.

They “melon-heads” stole items from the store, prompting an investigation and a request from the police for help. Louisa is a town between Fredericksburg and Charlottesville, about 100 miles from Washington, D.C.

Turns out there’s no more melon-drama in Louisa. According to a Facebook update made on May 16, the police have arrested the thieves.

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