If food is crime, then we're all guilty.
If food is crime, then we're all guilty.

Top 10 Miami Food Crime Headlines of the Decade

Miami has carried the illustrious distinction of a town wide open for stealing, killing and dope dealing ever since the first pirates first sailed through, stopped for a beer, and never left.

Those who stayed saw that there's money in food and so they opened stores, bars, and restaurants.

They made a killing.

Other pirates took note and started robbing them.

Thus began a cycle that continues to this day.

The past ten years have seen an active food-crime scene, and the proof is in the headlines.

Here are our top 10 Miami Food Crime Headlines of the Decade. Click each one for a link to the article, though some are just abstracts that require payment for full viewing.


10. Caviar smuggling as lucrative as cocaine for US crime gangs - 2002

9. Man Arrested For Throwing Pizza At His Daughter - 2009

8. 14 Floridians Charged In $4 Million Food Stamp Fraud - 2006

7. Miami Spice Maker Again Recalls Paprika - 2001

6. Miami Cracks Down on Risque Cafeterias - 2003

5. Blows Traded Over Food - 2004

4. Man Arrested After Ordering Food From Same Restaurant He Robbed - 2007

3. Man Swings at Shop Employee After She Moves Grocery Cart - 2000

2. Ex-Con Raps for McDonald's - 2009

1. FDA: Pet food tainting might be intentional - Plastics chemical can make feed appear more protein-rich - 2007

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