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06.2011

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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THE GREAT CRYSTAL HEAD HEIST

It’s like a scene from Ghostbusters. Dan Akroyd was recently the victim of a major theft when 21,OOO bottles of his Crystal Head Vodka, worth several hundred thousand dollars, were stolen from a storage facility in California. The vodka is the brainchild of actor and noted paranormal enthusiast Akroyd and his business partner John Alexander. Whether the vodka was stolen due to Akroyd’s fame or because it recently won Double Gold Award at the 2O11 San Francisco World Spirits Competition is anyone’s guess. But the Ghostbusters star had a positive outlook when releasing a statement to TMZ saying “My partners and I are sorry to lose this much vodka to theft and do not condone criminal activity in any fashion, but we are happy that some consumers will be afforded the opportunity of tasting it at significantly lower than retail price.” Perhaps not sounding upset enough, Akroyd added, “CHV can be purchased legally at bars, restaurants and retail stores throughout North America.” The heist is currently under investigation by the LAPD and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Anyone seen the Stay Puft Marshmallow man lately?

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