There's a noodle burglar on the loose.
A hungry thief with a craving for ramen made off with $98,000 worth of noodles from a truck at a Chevron store on Georgia Interstate Highway 85 north.
This is the first "ramen noodle theft [that] has ever occurred here [in Fayette County]," Lt. Allen Stevens of the Fayette County Sheriff's Office tells Delish.com via email.
The tasty goods were being stored in a 53-foot long white trailer parked at the gas station. They've been missing since August 1 and "there are no updates to the investigation," Stevens says.
The brand of ramen noodle has not been specified and, at this time, the sheriff is not aware of a motive.
If a single package of ramen noodles costs $.29 (per ), that means the thief stole more than 330,000 packages. If you ate ramen every day for every meal that would last you over 300 years.
Surely that can't be healthy.
Dr. Frank B. Hu, a professor of nutrition and epidemiology at Harvard, told The New York Times in 2014 that eating ramen noodles is not part of a healthy diet. “Once or twice a month is not a problem," he said. "But a few times a week really is.”
Hopefully the criminal will come clean—and return the robbed ramen. In the meantime, the Fayette county sheriff continues to investigate the bizarre case of Georgia's missing noodles.