Shoplifters Wear Watermelon Masks

Are these two MelonHead Racists or just regular dumbasses?

Source: WND

Two suspects in a convenience store larceny took the concept of identity protection to a whole new level earlier this month.

According to a since-deleted post on the Louisa Police Department’s Facebook page, which used the words “MELON-HEADS” to describe the case, two individuals walked into the Sheetz convenience store in Louisa, Virginia, on May 6.

That they committed a larceny was unusual, but what really made the pair stand out was their appearance.

“On May 6, 2020, at 2135 hours, two subjects arrived at the Sheetz in a LIFTED 2006 Black Toyota Tacoma wearing hollowed-out watermelon rinds with holes cut out for the eyes into the store where they proceeded to commit a larceny,”

Louisa VA PD

The department posted pictures of the truck and the two suspects with hollowed-out watermelons on their heads.

The department later said that an arrest had been made.

Justin M. Rogers, 20 years old when the crime was committed, “was charged with wearing a mask in public while committing larceny, underage possession of alcohol, and petit larceny of alcohol,” WRIC reported.

According to The Daily Progress, only one of the two suspects was arrested.

“it wasn’t super shocking being out here in Louisa, we’ve always had some crazy new stories going around. I definitely give them some points for ingenuity.”

Barry Welch
Sheetz Customer

Welch said he was surprised at the choice of masks.

“Well I was like at a time like this you could’ve worn any kind of mask, but to come up with a watermelon,”

Barry Welch
Sheetz Customer

Another customer ridiculed the choice.

“I think it’s ridiculous. Innovative but ridiculous. The amount of work that you have to do to actually hollow-out a watermelon to stick it on your head, I think, is kind of crazy,”

“Why? Why would they do that? It’s so stupid.”

Candice Wendt

Louisa is located about 53 miles northwest of Richmond.

Shoplifters Wear Watermelon Masks