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Helicopter Melon Thief (Footnote to History)

(This article originally appeared on page 6 of the June 11, 1957 publication of the Los Angeles Times and is reprinted word-for-word below.)

BRAWLEY, Calif. (UP)—Farm­er W. I. Fifield said he didn’t mind a helicopter landing in his watermelon patch Saturday. He thought it was too much, though, when the pilot hopped out, grabbed three melons, jumped back in the ’copter and took off.

In 1957, a helicopter landed and stole three melons.
In 1957, a helicopter landed and stole three melons.

 
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