DES MOINES, IA (AP) -

Someone has been stealing from a porch patch of potent peppers in Des Moines.

The Des Moines Register says a resident told police that 10 peppers have been stolen in the past two weeks. The man said someone cut a hole in the porch screen and stole three more on Monday night.

The man says the purloined peppers are among the hottest in the world and sell for $120 per pound.

No arrests have been reported.