Authorities on the Hunt for Heinz ‘Bean Vandals’ After String of Reports

by Courtney Blackann
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It looks like someone has yet to spill the beans about the mysterious string of vandalism plaguing southern England. The small town of Surrey is experiencing something a bit sketchy in recent days. It appears a person or group has gone bean-crazy and are dumping cans of Heinz baked beans on parked cars. Surely, somewhere the culprit giddy with delight at the misfortune they’ve brought on the unsuspecting citizens.

What could the motive be for wasting such savory sweetness? Is it someone’s idea of revenge or just the work of a grumpy bloke?

Police reports indicate that several residents in the area wake up to find beans and other food items on their front doorsteps and on their cars. According to TODAY, the incidents seem to occur overnight. While the sticky beans leave the properties messy, there’s no sign of who created the mess. The only thing that remains at the scene are cans upon cans of empty Heinz bean cans.

“Local officers have received reports of incidents in Wonersh where beans and other food has been poured onto residents front doors and cars overnight. The victims are understandably distressed by this unacceptable behaviour,” the Surrey Police wrote on Facebook.

Not surprisingly, the Facebook post drew a wave of puns and jokes.

However, authorities said they would take the incidents seriously as they dispatch local patrol to monitor the situation. The department posted photos of the messes, which show beans covering the side of one car and empty Heinz cans lining the street.

Heinz Ketchup Packets Sold on Ebay?

In another bizarre tale of Heinz-related scandals, earlier this year Heinz ketchup packets began appearing all over eBay. With rising costs of the packets – coupled with the after-effects of the pandemic changing the economy, small packets of the tomato goodness appeared online for a cost.

At a bargain price of $9.99, one could purchase 50 packets of Heinz ketchup. Another 100 packets sold for just $11.99. What a deal!

Most people already know that toilet paper was a sacred item during much of 2020. The commodity was hoarded like a winning lotto ticket. Other items to go flying off the shelves included hand sanitizer and gun ammunition.

While the aforementioned items make sense during what was once scary and unknown times, the Heinz ketchup/Ebay scam seems a bit more confusing.

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the beloved condiment in packet form rose in cost by 13 percent from January 2020.