CAUGHT ON CAMERA: 2500 Gallons Of Weed Killer Spills

Thousands of gallons of weed killer spilled out after deputies say someone drilled a hole in a stainless steel container at a business.

Wayne County deputies are searching for the man who vandalized a facility owned by Crop Production Services on Tuesday. They say he drilled the hole in a 4500 gallon container, spilling 2500 gallons of Roundup Weed Killer. He also tried to steal two tarps from the business.

Damage to the business is approximately $60,000.

Deputies released a surveillance photo of the man, hoping someone might recognize him. You can call the Wayne County Sheriff's Office at 919-731-1497 or callers can remain anonymous by through Crime Stoppers at 919-735-2255.


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  • by Eeterpeesha on Mar 10, 2012 at 04:35 AM
    I bet he thought the tank contained anhydrous ammonia which is used for Meth production. Hope law enforcement checks out the local meth heads.
  • by BLAH on Mar 7, 2012 at 07:40 PM
    Two knee pads?Now,now Lavon,you should behave yourself!
  • by Nc citizen on Mar 7, 2012 at 06:21 PM
    Is that a Sasquatch?
  • by Douglas Location: Greenville on Mar 7, 2012 at 03:32 PM
    Disgruntled employee. Soured former employee. Hard to sweeten once you sour.
  • by yukon on Mar 7, 2012 at 03:00 PM
    bet there aint no grass growing near by
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      by and on Mar 7, 2012 at 05:44 PM in reply to yukon
      it's now in your drinking water.... Lucky you
  • by Poopoohead Location: Havelock on Mar 7, 2012 at 02:47 PM
    I hope the company had insurance because if not, the poor consumer will have to pay for this act of vanderlism.
  • by ? on Mar 7, 2012 at 02:43 PM
    Its obma and his people. they are crazy.
  • by farmer on Mar 7, 2012 at 12:25 PM
    maybe the local farmers should do the investigation...i bet the person was going green!!!
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      by The farmers are probably on Mar 7, 2012 at 05:45 PM in reply to farmer
      in on it.... They destroy more environment than anyone......
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        by Thankful 4 Farmers on Mar 8, 2012 at 05:16 AM in reply to The farmers are probably
        Go hug your tree and promise to never ever again comsume ANYTHING produced by a farmer!
  • by Wow Location: ENC on Mar 7, 2012 at 12:09 PM
    Wow, but now they won't have to pay to have the grass mowed for awhile. Wonder if the guy new just how much damaged he caused,that's a lot of money and chemicals in one spot. He must have been a pretty PO'd guy. Sad thing is nowdays it could be anyone who had any problems from weedkillers.
  • by Mohommad on Mar 7, 2012 at 11:24 AM
    Maybe he paid to have his weeds killed and they came back. That was a terrible act of vandalism.
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