Thief steals 140 sap buckets in Vermont
Maple tree sap drips from a spigot into a collection bucket on a tree in the woods in Huntington, Ind., on Tuesday, March 6, 2007. (AP Photo/Herald-Press, Joel Philippsen)
The Associated Press
Published Thursday, March 21, 2019 4:29PM EDT
ST. ALBANS, Vt. - A sap bucket thief has brought a sour note to Vermont's maple sugaring season.
Fred Hopkins tells MyNBC5 that someone took 140 of his sap buckets, a first for him.
Hopkins makes award-winning maple syrup at his home in the town of St. Albans and gifts it to friends and family.
He says he has since replaced many of the buckets that were located near a cemetery and the Franklin County Sportsman's Club.
St. Albans police are looking for the culprit.