Between this past December 27th and January 4th, a resident of exclusive Atherton California was burglarized, but in a unique twist all that stole was wine, valued up to $100k. In all the burglars got away with 450 bottles of wine, including a rare $11,000 1959 magnum from the Château Pétrus in Bordeaux, France. However to put this all in perspective, the lead detective on the case, Sergeant Todd Wade, also is investigating a murder in nearby East Palo Alto.
“An 18-year-old girl was shot point-blank in the head and I received no calls about it,” he said. “The wine theft? A gazillion. It kind of shows you where people’s values lie.” In Atherton, Sergeant Wade is on to something :)