Gallery: Man Arrested For Stealing a Glacier to Make “Designer” Ice Cub...


When many of us thirst for a chilled drink, we think back to our science lessons and recall that when water is placed in the freezer, it turns into ice. It seems a man in Chile forgot this and has been arrested for trying to steal five tons of ice from a glacier in order to sell “designer” ice cubes to local bars. Now, I’m no expert in fraud or theft, but it seems to me that it would be easier to make ice cubes the traditional way and then lie about their origin, rather than trekking up Patagonia’s Jorge Montt Glacier and hauling five tons of ice down to sell on the black market.

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  1. us_stan March 29, 2012 at 5:49 am

    nothing new. there’s a company in Iceland that’s been selling glacial ice cubes for years:

  2. Bthinker February 4, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    I say we deem this punishable by death/LIP, we need that ice where it is.

  3. floursackmama February 4, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    And I thought I’d heard it all.

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