No Honor: Thieves Caught On Camera Stealing From Local Farmer

November 22, 2021


Three people were caught on camera stealing 27 bags of deer corn, peanuts and ear corn being sold on the honor system by a Walnut Hill farmer.

About 3:50 last Friday morning, the three men stopped at the farmer’s roadside bin and barn on South Highway 99. They can be seen on surveillance video loading up the bags into a white or light color panel van. It appeared as if the back doors of the van would not completely close, and it may have had a cracked windshield.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call the ECSO at (850) 436-9620 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 433-STOP.

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38 Responses to “No Honor: Thieves Caught On Camera Stealing From Local Farmer”

  1. Jr on November 24th, 2021 7:14 am

    Went by there Monday to apologize on behalf of the good people out here. Old man Eicher is a good man. All that will come to these people for 837 pounds of corn(31#s per bag) is such a stupid crime. I don’t trade with them any longer because I get my corn in bulk but I still go by there and get feed. It’s sad that a person had to do this to these nice people. It’s a good thing to need corn before the hunt and know that place still puts out there for the honest hunter…I’m glad they got some of the corn back and I agree, plaster the thieves pictures so we can know what we are dealing with….

  2. David Rogers on November 23rd, 2021 9:15 pm

    Come on really. This guy is trying to make a honest living and you won’t even get a free windshield from your insurance company.

  3. Well on November 23rd, 2021 3:26 pm

    Thought I saw the Van in Atmore today.
    But no busted windshield.

  4. Walt on November 23rd, 2021 3:13 pm

    How much is a bag of corn? 5-6 dollars? This is some DUMB thieves!!!! I hope they’re caught, I hope that they go to jail. Get their pictures put up on here for everyone to see! Taking advantage of someone’s kindness and trust. People like this are a useless TRASH!!!!!

  5. David Huie Green on November 23rd, 2021 1:46 pm

    There is no honor in stealing.

    Someone did a poor job raising them, whether they tried or not.

  6. Carrie on November 23rd, 2021 11:33 am

    Thats horrible how about get a JOB and pay for it!

  7. Carola on November 23rd, 2021 7:44 am

    When they do get caught, and they will, public humiliation and shame should be introduced. Putting on display what low life’s they really are! Whether it’s dear feed or oysters, stealing is stealing and they need to be held accountable!

  8. sam on November 23rd, 2021 7:42 am

    i’m thinking several of these folks are known. they are nothing more than common criminals. turn em in. if it was your property think how you would feel.

  9. Oldman on November 23rd, 2021 7:06 am

    There’s no Honor in our society now day’s.

  10. 429SCJ on November 22nd, 2021 10:55 pm

    300 Winchester Magnum

    This round will suck the air from your lungs; as it blast through your torso.

  11. Leslie on November 22nd, 2021 9:12 pm

    Their Security System is amazing. Upgrade from the last time they were taking advantage of. :( He will never go up on his bags of corn because its basically tradition. $5 ;)
    The Eichers are hard working and good hearted folks. Not just a bag or two either…greedy greedy and they looked the part..,like Oceans Eleven on a mission driving a white getaway van wearing gloves like they were performing some million dollar heist!
    Who would want to harvest any animal taken on stolen feed. Unless they making a little drink drink? Hate this for the Eichers, and for these guys families.

  12. Jim on November 22nd, 2021 8:38 pm

    As wrong as it is to steal grain, these men will be found and
    receive judgement and a penalty to pay far stiffer than that of someone found guilty of producing child pornography. Wow.

  13. CW on November 22nd, 2021 6:49 pm

    Left rear door looks bent, like maybe it was rear ended.

  14. Willard Ward on November 22nd, 2021 6:03 pm

    The residents of the north end of the county need to keep their eyes open and look at these pics real good. The last pic of the guy bending over goin for a bag, there’s two side profiles of him real clear. My description that I see, WM, 5′ 10″ or better, 180lbs ??, dark hair, dark beard, fairly neat appearance, 30-35, may wear a pinky on his left hand or may be a reflection, he’s calm, he’s probably been there before maybe with someone else and bought corn, his boots are a popular brand. No I’m no investigator or a cop but his pic is the clearest and someone knows him. There’s no honor among thieves, catch him and he’ll pimp on the rest of’em. All we need is a pissed off wife or girlfriend to get confronted by one of their friends and he’s caught.

  15. Suzie B on November 22nd, 2021 3:54 pm

    Grrr – if any of you are on social media, please share on there also. NorthEscambia does have a Facebook page which I shared from.

  16. Mike on November 22nd, 2021 12:22 pm

    For $135 these three men will probably spend jail time and have a record for the rest of their lives. As a wise man once said, You can’t fix stupid. Mr. Eicher and Wesley are good people and I hope everyone helps them out and these scumbags are caught.

  17. Eagle eye on November 22nd, 2021 11:21 am

    The very first picture when blown up shows a busted front windshield. This van shouldn’t be hard to find…. Step up folks and get this scum off the street and behind bars!

  18. KEVIN SMITH on November 22nd, 2021 10:45 am


  19. S0pE on November 22nd, 2021 10:28 am

    This is why we can’t have nice things. The farmer trusted people to do the right thing and these scumbags had to jack it up.

    Thank you mister farmer for your trust and honor! Hopefully you can continue your good deeds.

  20. Susie on November 22nd, 2021 9:45 am

    ECSO is coming for you thieves! Happy Thanksgiving…in jail.

  21. T J on November 22nd, 2021 9:45 am

    At five dollars a bag now the ” honor system price will rise.” We buy about 200 bags a year. I hope these LOW LIFE PEOPLE are CAUGHT.

  22. J.S on November 22nd, 2021 9:32 am

    Seriously guys…..omg how people like this is what makes it super hard on honest people so so sad…

  23. BillyBob on November 22nd, 2021 9:21 am

    Need to take them ot in the woods tie them to a tree and make them eat a bag of that corn

  24. Bonnie on November 22nd, 2021 9:03 am

    This is so NOT RIGHT!! I hate a THIEVE!! C’mon people, honor the honor system!!

    People like y’all ruin this for the people that go by the rules!! Use common sense!!

    Hope they get y’all!!!

  25. Jr on November 22nd, 2021 9:03 am

    I despise a thief to no end. I pray they get caught. They have been to this location before being as how/where they parked their vehicle(out of view from camera on their tag). I use to trade with the Eichers but I stopped…which is irrelevant. Good people up there that were helping out the community by offering this “honesty program” for hunters to get their corn before they open. I hope they catch these POS’s and nail them good

  26. Henry Coe on November 22nd, 2021 8:58 am

    That windshield looks very broken on the passenger side. Should be easy to find.

  27. tg on November 22nd, 2021 8:58 am

    Use Saudi Justice cut off their hands.

  28. William Coon on November 22nd, 2021 8:43 am

    I still wonder if the old ways were better. Perhaps a bull whip and a whipping post would make people think before acting.

  29. Catch ‘em on November 22nd, 2021 8:27 am

    No one likes a thief.
    Publish the photos far and wide. Someone that doesn’t like them knows who they are.
    No one likes a thief.

  30. Jack hutson on November 22nd, 2021 8:27 am

    Sure hope your proud of yourself

  31. Disgusted on November 22nd, 2021 8:20 am

    Hopefully the Sheriff’s Department can catch these low lifes and they will be behind bars for Thanksgiving. I’m sure they weren’t going to be with their families, anyway, but out hunting. Their families are better off without them, regardless. What jerks. Kudos to the farmer for having this merchandise available for honest people, and great security cameras for the despicable. You know this is a typical lifestyle choice for the three males (I wouldn’t call them “men”): Sneaking around, lacking any integrity and taking advantage of good people. Thank you, William, for the excellent reporting.

  32. Grrrr on November 22nd, 2021 8:09 am

    THIEVES!!!! Somebody recognizes this van/these people! They need to be turned in and prosecuted!! Stealing from hardworking farmers…these people are the lowest of the low!!!

  33. Jt on November 22nd, 2021 7:50 am

    Absolute scum. If our courts would start sentencing thieves with appropriate sentences we might not see these theft posts daily.

  34. Unbelievable on November 22nd, 2021 7:46 am

    This is just a shame!!
    These men should be ashamed.

  35. RC on November 22nd, 2021 7:42 am

    I can’t stand a thief. Someone knows whose van that is by all the distinguishing features. Make them Facebook famous. Let’s see to it the farmer gets paid for his corn.

  36. Kate on November 22nd, 2021 7:06 am

    There is only one thing worse than a thief and it is a a person who would take another persons life. Obviously they do not think about life after death. Being in Hell will be a lot worse than doing without on earth.

  37. Ol' Skinny on November 22nd, 2021 6:34 am

    And I’ll bet they call themselves “Sportsmen” as well….. Outlaws! These types of people are the ones that give ethical hunters and real sportsmen a bad name. I am sure that these outlaws will be caught, hopefully before they get a chance to hunt over this corn and peanut feast they are going to lay out for the deer.

  38. Lone chief on November 22nd, 2021 3:51 am

    The “honor system” unfortunately will be a thing in the past, I predict, due to a total lack of “honor” in MANY of our citizens nowadays. Pitiful and a shame.

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