Have you seen this manure spreader?

It’s getting so you can’t even leave your manure spreader unlocked anymore.

The Benton County Sheriff’s Department reports on its Facebook page that someone stole a manure spreader near Foley.

And who could blame them. Ain’t she a beauty?

The window is short before it ends up at the manure spreader chop shop so pay attention to the description provided by the sheriff:

In the early morning hours of 01-23-17, a Gehl brand manure spreader was stolen from the 10700 block of 25th St NE, Foley, MN. The implement looks very similar to the example shown in the attached photograph. The stolen spreader is 20 to 30 years old, about 15 feet in length, and equipped with mismatched truck tires.

The spreader is a model 325, has a missing a cylinder by the end gate near the rear of the machine, and a broken bracket towards the rear of the implement. A suspect vehicle in this theft is described as an older model Ford truck, possibly two tone in color with shiny aluminum rims and lights on the mirror.

Anyone with information about this crime or the suspects is asked to contact the Benton County Sheriff’s Office at (320) 968-7201 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at (800) 255-1301, www.tricountycrimestoppers.org, or by texting TRITIP to 274637.

  • Sam M

    What a poopy situation.

  • jane

    I’d check with KellyAnne Conway.

  • Mike Worcester

    Considering the condition of that piece of equipment, either someone is really desperate to get their doody spread or they had no clue what they were pilfering.

    • The description makes it sound like it was on its last legs.

      • Sam M

        Plain pooped out. Sorry I’ll stop.

      • Mike Worcester

        Definitely an amateur job. A pro would have taken one look and figured even the scrap payment would not be worth the effort.

      • Jerry

        Take it from me, they all look like that after a year or two.

  • Can we have just ONE post that doesn’t degenerate into Trump vs. anti-Trump?

    Just one?

    • Jerry

      You can’t pitch one slow and down the middle and not expect people to swing at it.

    • Rob

      Bob C., you’ve gotta admit that, as far as odd/offbeat news bits go, this one is hard to trump.

      • I’m looking for a refuge.

        • MrE85

          Aren’t we all…

          • Jerry

            36 hours on a train with limited cell service and no wifi…

            Kind of excited about it.

          • Jack

            You headed out on the Empire Builder?

          • Jerry

            Yep. First time on a domestic train since I rode the last train to Duluth 30-some years ago.

  • RBHolb

    Say what you will about crime in the big city, I have never had to worry about leaving an unlocked manure spreader out in the open.

    • Mike Worcester

      Not much manure spreading in your neighborhood I take it? 🙂

    • Jerry

      The key to keeping people from stealing manure spreaders is to leave them full.

  • Rob

    As my dear sainted mother was fond of sayinng: “S%¢t happens.”

  • Gary F

    Who would steal a turd hearse missing a cylinder? If I ever get the hankering to steal one, I’m stealing a fully functional one.

    • Jerry

      Darn kids out for a joyride