John Clarke writes in The Wall Street Journal:
Yeti coolers have cult status among outdoors enthusiasts who swap stories and videos online about their Yetis. Some fans call the Yeti the “Redneck Rolex.”
They are also big with burglars this year, who are swiping Yeti coolers from stores, cars, boats and beaches nationwide.
Mobile police have five suspects and offer a cash reward for their capture.
Two Yeti bandits in Cadiz, Ky., met their victims one August night in a Main Street eatery, where they all talked amiably about vaping contests over double cheeseburgers. The thieves tracked the men back to a lodge, said Trigg County Sheriff’s Deputy David Tomlinson, and filched Yetis from pickups and boats.
“Kentucky people are pretty trusting,” said Deputy Tomlinson, who arrested them after a tipster overheard them at a restaurant talking about selling the coolers on the street. He said they stole nine coolers valued at $2,500.