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Watch: Burglar in US floods facility with white wine worth $600,000

ByAdarsh Kumar Gupta
Dec 10, 2023 05:34 PM IST

A CCTV video of the incident has gone viral on social media in which a man can be seen entering Sparkman Cellars in Woodinville.

A man in the USA trespassed into a family-operated winery in Washington state and destroyed white wine worth $600,000. The unidentified man, wearing a hat and mask and looking like a cowboy, was captured by surveillance cameras installed at the facility.

Screengrab from a video of the incident(X(formerly Twitter)/@BrianMFloyd)
Screengrab from a video of the incident(X(formerly Twitter)/@BrianMFloyd)

A CCTV video of the incident has gone viral on social media in which the man can be seen entering Sparkman Cellars in Woodinville. Surveillance footage then shows gallons of wine spilling on the floor after the man allegedly messed up with the tanks.

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According to a report by the New York Post, the incident happened at around 7:34 p.m. on the night before Thanksgiving. The report says that the man used an employee keycode to gain access to the building.

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After flooding the premises with the wine, the man left through a back door and disappeared into the woods carrying an umbrella. During the incident, wine spilled for at least nine minutes continuously. The report says that the man didn't steal anything from the facility.

The owners of the facility estimated their loss to nearly 5,000 gallons or 21,000 bottles worth of wine which amounts to almost $600,000.

Here is how netizens have reacted to the viral video

"It’s kinda like starting a fire except do the opposite!," posted one user.

"Are they carrying a sword? Is this a walking dead promo?," joked another user.

"Definitely someone who knows the place," commented a third person.

“I assume the family has some good ideas regarding who holds a grudge against them,” posted a fourth user.

“That’s a pretty distinctive outfit. Should be easy to come up with a suspect,” highlighted a fifth person.

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