It's been a big year for booze and food heists. Thousands of jars of Nutella! Hundreds of bottles of outrageously good bourbon! Tons, literally, of Muenster cheese. None of it was safe.
Let's get to the shocking details.
Stolen: 65 cases (about 195 bottles) of Pappy Van Winkle bourbon
In October 2013, all that iconic 20-year-old bourbon, plus nine cases of 13-year-old Van Winkle Family Reserve rye were stolen from the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky. The total value of the theft is said to be around $26,000 (that bourbon sells at auction for as much as $1,190 per bottle). A local high school principal (!) is being investigated on claims that he tried to sell the stolen booze to a Louisville, Kentucky, liquor store, but he argues that he was at the liquor store to inquire about purchasing it, not to sell it. The case is still under investigation.