The Melon Drop: The Best Con Ever

Con men are always looking for a new angle, so when they discovered that Japanese tourists would pay $100 for a pristine watermelon, they naturally got into the fruits and vegetables business. Enterprising con artists would buy a watermelon for $2 and then “accidentally” bump into a Japanese tourist, spilling their precious cargo on the sidewalk below. They would then pressure their victims into paying upwards of $50 to $100 for their damaged produce. These days, con artists have upped the game by using the melon drop con, but substituting the watermelon for something porcelain, as it's easily broken and will yield the most money from unsuspecting targets who are afraid of being liable for something that's irreplaceable.