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Alleged avocado thieves had big guacamole plans for Cinco de Mayo

Avocado theft: Two hundred pounds of avocados were taken from a Riverside farm on Cinco de Mayo. The alleged perpetrators were booked for felony grand theft, according to the Riverside Press Enterprise:

Aaron Brady Smith, 23, and Randy Paul Navarro, 24, both of Wildomar, were booked Wednesday into the Southwest Detention Center in French Valley on suspicion of converting more than $100 worth of real estate -- the avocados -- into personal property, which is grand theft.

Mother's Day restaurants: The Huffington Post has a list of restaurants they're recommending for Mothers Day, but good luck getting reservations this late in the game:

Moms deserve the spotlight. Thankfully, L.A. restaurants have given all us guilty and grateful children a number of options to provide her the appropriate illumination. Some places are offering moments to reminisce over ricotta pancakes and frittatas; others are set on getting you and the matriarch stuffed and sloshed.

Jane Wayne Day? Camp Pendleton hosted a day for Marine Corps wives to experience what their husbands do on a regular basis. According to the Orange County Register, they learned to fight, fired off guns, and covered their faces in war paint:

The shooting exercise was one of several activities about 100 women participated in Thursday during Camp Pendleton's Jane Wayne Day. The goal was to get Marine Corps spouses out on the field to show them what it's like to be part of the 5th Marine Regiment, known as the "Fighting Fifth."

-- Anthony Pesce

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AVOCADOS ARE STOLEN FROM HARVEST FIELDS ON SUPERBOWL TIME..NOW THEY STEAL THEM ON CINCO DE MAYO ALSO, SO FARMERS BEWARE AND BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR AVOCADO THIEVES AT THESE TIMES.

2 hundred pounds of avocados for $100??? What a bargain! Especially when you consider that the supermarkets charge $1 per avocado! I think I've been ripped off!

What's with this entitlement to take stuff that isn't theirs.
Deport them!

I agree! Deport Aaron Brady Smith. LOL.

I don't think they mean the 200 lbs of avocados had an estimated value of $100. The thieves probably used $100 worth of avocados to make guacamole. Once this was done, they had converted the stolen property into personal property, and were subsequently charged with grand theft.
I hope the guacamole was good.

@ Ray-why do you automatically assume that the thieves are illegal immigrants? Where are the going to deport Aaron Brady Smith, 23 to? and with the name of Randy Paul Navarro, 24, he's probably 1st, 2nd or 3rd generation here.

Where do Americans get deported to? America?


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