Apparently, stolen palm trees is quite the thing in Morocco. At first I thought it was because palm trees look nice. It seems, though, that thieves steal the trees for their dates. Are dates that delicious? I don't really like them, and when there's a nut inside, it's an even bigger hassle.
Anyway, palm tree theft has become such a problem the Moroccan government has intervened, threatening hundreds of dollars in fines. Still, some questions remain unanswered, namely:
- Isn't it hard to steal a palm tree? You'd have to pull up a truck, rip it out, and secure it in the bed before you could get away. Plus, it probably makes a lot of noise.
- Where do you find a fence for "hot" palm trees?