Please take a minute to think of what your favorite crime could be. If you could commit one crime, reap the rewards, and never experience the consequences, what would you do?
It's tricky, because you'd have to live with whatever you choose for the rest of your life. So it would need to be rewarding, without being something too awful.
Thieves in Germany managed to commit my ideal crime, by stealing over 20 tons of chocolate, most of it Nutella.
Police say a large truck went missing last weekend, containing primarily the chocolate-hazelnut spread.
Now, think about this for a minute. If the thieves tried to profit off their Nutella haul, it could be a SERIOUS pay off. Let's do some quick math.
A 368g jar of Nutella costs on average $3.50.
There are 18,143,000 grams in 20 tons.
That means you could make 49,301 jars of Nutella with that supply.
At $3.50 a jar, you're looking at $172,553 worth of Nutella. Barring, of course, you don't eat any before it hits the shelves.
And while the crime itself is pretty hilarious, the response from police is actually what got people talking.