STEALING HAY. Bulky, low-value objects would seem to be unlikely targets for theft, but this article in the New York Times by Jack Haley (January 9) reports that thefts of hay (in 800 pound bundles) have increased this year. The increase is attributed to a sharp rise in the price of hay as a result of drought. Although bulky, hay has the advantage that once removed, the original owner can’t be identified.

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