Harford County Sheriff's Office spokesman Ed Hopkins said someone stole the watermelon Friday from the home of Brad Northcote, who lives about 15 miles north of Bel Air, WMAR-TV, Baltimore, reported Tuesday.
"I'm just amazed at the effort someone went to in order to steal a watermelon," Northcote said. "You really need a strategy for a theft like this; not just because of the size, but it was located on the most inaccessible part of the property.
Hopkins said investigators estimate the worth of the melon at about $1,500.
"From what we can tell, they cut the line and removed the watermelon," Hopkins said. "Nothing else was taken."