New Mexico 'pecan war.' OCing farmer deters theft.

New Mexico 'pecan war.' OCing farmer deters theft.

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    New Mexico 'pecan war.' OCing farmer deters theft.

    Rise in NM pecan theft worries farmers | Deseret News

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Mesilla Valley pecan farmer Greg Daviet prides himself on his friendliness. But this time of year, he totes a gun around his farm and pays security guards to make the rounds through his orchards, day and night.

    "I'm a friendly guy, but during pecan season, I have to walk around armed all time, so thieves know this is not a place to come," he said.
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    New Mexico just needs some of those TX laws deaiing with thieves.
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    Depending on NM law, if he draws his weapon on an unarmed person he could end up in big trouble. I'll admit I don't know if the threat or use of deadly force is legal to prevent theft of property there. If I were him I'd also carry a digital camera to get pictures of the thieves and their vehicle license plates.
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    Federal authorities said Friday they've taken down two major drug trafficking and money laundering operations in different parts of New Mexico, one involving an Albuquerque firefighter and the other southern New Mexico pecan growers.
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    Pecan farms are big money in Mesilla valley. There has always been problems with people stealing pecans.

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    this is just nuts; people stealing pecans. what next oranges ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by barstoolguru View Post
    this is just nuts; people stealing pecans. what next oranges ?
    Probably not, unless they were mixing apples and oranges.

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    Thats enough to make you go bananas. I'd say there's a lot of fruitcakes running around there.
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    In New Mexico, you cannot use deadly force to protect property. You can only use dealdy force when you fear for your life, or that of your familys lives. You can use deadly force on your entire property/area of land, not just limited to inside your home.

    This problem with the pecan owners exists in many towns/locations all over new Mexico, Roswell NM currently has the greatest amount of theft taking place, Cruses is 2nd. Applies to pistachios as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XDMuser45acp View Post
    In New Mexico, you cannot use deadly force to protect property. You can only use dealdy force when you fear for your life, or that of your familys lives. You can use deadly force on your entire property/area of land, not just limited to inside your home.

    This problem with the pecan owners exists in many towns/locations all over new Mexico, Roswell NM currently has the greatest amount of theft taking place, Cruses is 2nd. Applies to pistachios as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barstoolguru View Post
    this is just nuts; people stealing pecans. what next oranges ?
    I got it in the behind with rocksalt in florida in the 70's for doing just that as a kid. thank god nothing broke skin but it scared the hell out of me

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