Toronto police searching for ‘naked tomato thief’ seen in residential backyard

Police were called to a west Toronto house with a report of a naked man washing himself off with a garden hose. The man also allegedly took off with tomatoes from the garden. File photo/Global News

Police say a naked tomato thief is on the loose in Toronto’s west end.

They say at about 8 p.m., officers received a call about a naked man who was seen in a residential backyard “soaping himself up” and washing off with a hose.

The garden intruder then took off with tomatoes from the backyard.

Toronto police say officers arrived at the home near Indian Grove and Dundas Street West, but the man had fled the scene.

A search was conducted in the neighbourhood, but police say the man or the tomatoes could not be found.