NC watermelon thief caught after getting stuck in field

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Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office

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ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. — Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office deputies caught a man who allegedly stole watermelons in the Rocky Mount area, officials said in a Facebook post.

When authorities responded to a theft report Friday, they say the suspect was found stuck in a field with a truckload of stolen watermelons.

Michael Anthony Bryant was arrested and charged with misdemeanor larceny, deputies say.

He was given a $500 secured bond and put in the Edgecombe County Detention Center.

No further information has been released.

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