A Santa Maria man arrested over the weekend for stealing more than 700 avocados from a ranch in Nipomo.
Sheriff’s deputies arrested 37-year-old Christian Lara Medrano. They found wire cutters and about 730 avocados in his vehicle. The avocados are worth about $620.
An avocado ranch manager says he’s found fences cut several times in recent weeks. The deputies say they caught the avocado thief green-handed.