Greased Tracks Facilitate Brazilian Train Robbery
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. This is like a scene from an old western movie or a cartoon featuring Wile E. Coyote. Thieves in Brazil wanted to rob a train, so they greased the tracks, keeping the wheels from getting much traction. The train slowed down, and the robbers used a tow truck with a hook to scoop corn out of the freight cars. It's believed they got away with 55 tons of corn. And given the current prices, that should be worth thousands of dollars. It's MORNING EDITION.
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