Police said Sunday that more than 10,000 asparagus spears were stolen from a farm in Niigata Prefecture over the weekend.
According to police, the asparagus were stolen from a farm in Tsunan sometime early Saturday morning. TBS quoted police as saying they had been cut at the base of their stalks from a 6,000-square-meter plot of farmland.
Police said the owner noticed the theft when he arrived to begin harvesting the asparagus at around 4 a.m. Saturday.
The value of the stolen asparagus was estimated at 150,000 yen.© Japan Today