Meat Crimes
If that meat went back in the cooler, some lucky shopper will be serving excitement burgers tonight!
Hurling Hamburger At Store Employees Makes For Unsuccessful Getaway

Hervalvoypoy Frencher, 29, was seen leaving a Bashas’ with several bags of unpurchased groceries around 5 p.m. near Brown Road and Mesa Drive, police said.

After store employees asked her to return the groceries, Frencher reportedly punched an employee in the face and threw two five-pound hamburger packages at them, according to police.…The hamburger packages were recovered and returned to the store, police said.


Photo: Fox 10 Phoenix

If that meat went back in the cooler, some lucky shopper will be serving excitement burgers tonight!

Hurling Hamburger At Store Employees Makes For Unsuccessful Getaway

Hervalvoypoy Frencher, 29, was seen leaving a Bashas’ with several bags of unpurchased groceries around 5 p.m. near Brown Road and Mesa Drive, police said.

After store employees asked her to return the groceries, Frencher reportedly punched an employee in the face and threw two five-pound hamburger packages at them, according to police.

The hamburger packages were recovered and returned to the store, police said.

Photo: Fox 10 Phoenix

After carefully debating whether this should be tagged “domestic meat violence” or “work place meat violence,” we just said screw it and went with them both.
Accused Pimp Arrested After Throwing Cheeseburger

According to Phoenix police vice investigators, Greely and the woman stopped by a McDonald’s restaurant, and Greely became angry after discovering the restaurant forgot his milkshake.
Investigators said the two began arguing and Greely threw a cheeseburger at her, then dropped her off at a gas station near Bell Road and 17th Avenue.

After carefully debating whether this should be tagged “domestic meat violence” or “work place meat violence,” we just said screw it and went with them both.

Accused Pimp Arrested After Throwing Cheeseburger

According to Phoenix police vice investigators, Greely and the woman stopped by a McDonald’s restaurant, and Greely became angry after discovering the restaurant forgot his milkshake.

Investigators said the two began arguing and Greely threw a cheeseburger at her, then dropped her off at a gas station near Bell Road and 17th Avenue.

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05/02/10 The owner of the Hot Dog Man, 1710 Monroe St., said two sodas and 1 1/2 hot dogs were missing. A half-eaten hot dog was left behind. (Vicksburg, MS)

04/30/10 Tuesday evening, David Bryan Johnson, 44, was arrested in the 1700 block of Bluebonnet Drive on suspicion of shoplifting (concealment) earlier at Smith’s Food and Drug, 1775 Lakeside Drive. Johnson allegedly stuffed four packages of beef jerky, valued at $40, down his pants. (Bullhead City, AZ)

04/29/10 Tied-up chicken 3:50 p.m. — A chicken was tied to a tree in the 200 block of North Washington Street. The owner was told to get rid of the creature. (Lodi, CA)

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02/26/10 1:49 a.m.: Syrup and lunch meat was spread all over a vehicle in the 2400 block of West Main Street. (Sedalia, MO)

02/26/10 A University of Arizona Police Department officer responded to the west side of the Arizona Stadium at 540 N. Vine Ave. on Sunday at 1:39 p.m. about UA property damage.

The officer met with a UA employee working in the tree ring laboratory, who stated he saw the folding gate at Gate 13 had been bent and broken.

The officer reported that the gate looked bent back just enough to allow someone to fit through it.

On the ground, in front of the gate, was an open bag of Gardetto’s snacks, as well as pieces of hamburger and bacon.

The man reporting the damage also reported that several doors inside of the laboratory officers were opened but that nothing seemed to be missing. When the man checked the open door to the custodial closet, he saw what looked like human feces inside the trashcan.

Outside the custodial room were also pieces of the hamburger, as well as the chips and more pieces of bacon. (Tucson, AZ)

02/02/10 Police were called Feb. 2 to a residence on the 1500 block of Brandywyn Court, after a resident found two bones on top of his mailbox. The police officer examined them and told the resident they might be chicken bones. The resident said he was concerned because he had only recently moved to the neighborhood. The police officer said he told the man “about the pizza in the mailboxes a few years ago,” referring to similar incidents in the past, and reported that the resident “felt better.” (Buffalo Grove, IL)

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01/23/10 At 1:20 p.m. at the East Liverpool Giant Eagle, 618 Bradshaw Ave., an officer spoke to Denny L. French, 42, address unknown, who stated he left two strips of beef jerky in his truck while in the store to pick up a list of items to deliver. French stated when he returned to the vehicle, the beef jerky was missing from the truck. (East Liverpool, OH)

01/19/10 On Jan. 19, a UA Police Department officer was called to Highland Market on the corner of Highland Avenue and Sixth Street at 12:42 p.m.

The manager of the market called UAPD after she noticed a student walk out of the store with a steak without paying for it.

The Beef Boneless New York steak, weighing .43 pounds and worth $3.61, was being held low against the man’s leg in an effort to be concealed.

The manager confronted him once he left the store, and the man asked if he could just pay for the steak without police involvement.

The manager stated that the UA would like to prosecute.

When the officer questioned the student about the incident, he said that he took the steak and did not pay because the line was too long and he did not feel like waiting. He stated again that he would like to pay for the steak.

He was identified by a California driver’s license and placed under arrest. He was given a copy of his citation and then released. Highland Market staff requested that the student be warned of trespassing in the future.

The Code of Conduct was read and the incident was reported to the Dean of Students.

A copy of the receipt for the steak and video footage of the store were placed into UAPD property as evidence. (Tucson, AZ)

01/15/10 A Coborn’s employee was allegedly knocked to the ground by a man stealing meat.

On Jan. 15 at 6:03 p.m. police were called after two females and a male stole several meat products from the grocery store, located on Evans Street in Elk River.

When the suspects were confronted in the parking lot, one of the men knocked the employee down and forcibly removed a basket of meat from her arms, causing injuries to her forearm.

Elk River Police Chief Jeff Beahen said the suspects left the store in opposite directions on foot. (Elk River, MN)

Ah, the old Frankfurter Fall Down.

Since this scam took place in Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Maricopa County, these folks can look forward to suiting up in his signature pink underpants and joining a chain gang dedicated to tidying up the county’s hot dog stands.

Photo via Dalboz17 on Flickr

Photo via Dalboz17 on Flickr

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12/30/09 Police in Uniontown said a 57-year-old woman threw a hot dog at a restaurant employee after an argument on Monday.

According to police, Ruth Wilson was first upset that workers at Hot Diggity Dogs and Hoagies Too weren’t taking orders at tables and then got into an argument with employees about Christmas.

When employees at the South Beeson Boulevard eatery offered to give Wilson her order to go, Wilson took her food and left the restaurant, returning shortly and throwing a hot dog at employees, police said.

Wilson was cited for harassment in connection with the incident. She is also banned from returning to the restaurant, police said. (Uniontown, PA)

12/29/09 Police are reviewing surveillance tapes from Smart and Final, where they said a man walked in to the store and stole approximately $100 of meat around 4:20 p.m. Monday. (Bullhead City, AZ)

12/28/09 Miroslaw Swierzbinski, 62, was charged with retail theft after being arrested at about 7:15 a.m. Dec. 22 in Westbrook Market, 2065 63rd St., according to Downers Grove police reports.

Swierzbinski was the overnight janitor and was taking items while working, according to reports.

He took deli sausage, Canadian bacon, olive oil, a plastic strainer, Colgate toothpaste $8.97, Golden Pheasant four-pack of beer and a four-pack of Svytury beer, according to reports. The items are valued at $60. (Downers Grove, IL)

12/22/09 An 18-year-old Sag Harbor man was arrested by Southampton Town Police at a residence on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike at 10:01 p.m. last Thursday, December 17, and charged with second-degree harassment, a violation. Police said the man was involved in a domestic dispute during which he was accused of throwing a sausage, an apple and an orange, hitting the victim in the face numerous times. (Sag Harbor, NY)

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11/30/09 A man tried to steal a bag of frozen shrimp Sunday from the Giant in the 2100 block of West Union Boulevard, police said. The man paid for some items, but attempted to steal the shrimp, and when store security approached him in the parking lot he tossed the shrimp under a car and fled. Police are following up on a license plate number for the getaway vehicle. (Bethlehem, PA)

11/30/09 Robert Anguiano, 48, and Michele Ann Floyd, 32, were arrested on suspicion of shoplifting at Walmart early Sunday afternoon. Store employees recognized them as the alleged shoplifters in a Nov. 12 incident, in which $500 in merchandise was stolen.

Sunday, the pair had approximately $350 worth of merchandise in their cart, including Nintendo Wii controllers, Wii games, DVDs, corn dogs, bacon, hair bleach, cat food, a pillow and cooking pots. Floyd allegedly had a stolen parmesan cheese package in her purse, as well as a marijuana pipe. She attempted to pose as her sister, according to police.

In addition to two counts of shoplifting, Floyd was arrested on suspicion of false reporting to law enforcement, possession of drug paraphernalia and taking the identity of another.

Anguiano allegedly pushed a Walmart loss control employee and had to be subdued by several other employees until police arrived.

In addition to shoplifting, he was arrested on suspicion of assault and trespassing. The trespassing arrest centered on another 2007 shoplifting incident at a Redlands, Calif., Walmart. Anguiano was subsequently banned from entering all Walmart stores. He also had a felony warrant for drugs out of San Bernardino County.

Both Anguiano and Floyd were taken to Mohave County Jail in Kingman. (Bullhead City, AZ)

11/30/09 Swaim Circle: A home was burglarized between 8:30 a.m. Nov. 21 and 10 p.m. Sunday. A 42-inch flat-screen TV and a package of frozen meat were stolen. (Huntsville, AL)

11/28/09 A man reported that a female entered the a N. Columbia Street grocery store several times Saturday and stole $150 worth of steaks and $80 worth of shrimp. The man was able to get the shrimp back before the suspect fled the scene. (Milledgeville, GA)

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11/13/09 A deer has crashed through a plate glass window at a central Illinois meat store that processes deer meat.

Dave Alwan owns Echo Valley Meats in Bartonville outside Peoria. Alwan says surveillance video shows the deer crashed into the window Thursday and then took off.

Bartonville Police Chief Brian Fengel says no one was hurt. Fengel says the window was worth $500. Officials say the deer hasn’t been found. (Bartonville, IL)

11/11/09 University of Arizona Police Department officers were on patrol in the area of Vine Avenue and First Street on Nov. 1 at 12:46 a.m. when a man in a hot dog costume jumped out into the street and in front of their fully marked police cruiser. The man jumped from the sidewalk to the street, extended the middle finger on his left hand toward officers, and screamed, “F*** you.”

Officers exited the vehicle and made contact with the man. They asked him for identification and he replied that he did not have any on his person. Officers noticed the strong odor of intoxicants coming from the man’s mouth as he spoke. Police asked the man how old he was and he replied that he was 19. Police then asked the man for his name, which he gave as Michael Joseph Jackson. Police attempted several times to determine the man’s real name and age, but he continued to provide false information. Officers eventually determined who the man was and placed him under arrest. During a search of his person, officers discovered a fictitious California driver’s license.

They cited the man on charges of false reporting to a law enforcement officer, possession of a fake ID and minor in possession. He was additionally issued a civil citation for obstructing traffic. He was transported to Pima County Jail where he was booked. (Tucson, AZ)

11/01/09 A burglar stole tuna, bread, several bottles of beer, rum, whiskey, gin, vodka and wine, turkey, mushrooms, meat, hot dogs, cheeses and a spatula together valued at $578.10 from a freezer and refrigerator at the Beach Club, 10201 Collins Ave., between midnight and 9 a.m. Nov. 1. (Bal Harbour, FL)

10/31/09 The manager of 711 on Cedar Lane reported that a male about 40 years old with a bald head entered the store and stole frozen pizza, a package of bacon and a can of ravioli totaling $22. (Teaneck, NJ)

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11/11/09 A woman sleeping on the living room floor in the 7300 block of Buffalo Avenue woke up at about 5 a. m. Tuesday and discovered two men stealing food from her refrigerator, Niagara falls police said.

She said the men, known to her only by their first names, fled with $180 in frozen shrimp and steak and also took $550 in cash from her wallet, police said. (Niagara Falls, NY)

11/10/09 Three cases of soft drinks, two boxes of frozen catfish, three cases of hamburger patties, two boxes of frozen french fries, a big screen television and $120 in cash and change were taken from the Riverwalk Restaurant in Waterloo. (Waterloo, AL)

11/06/09 3:12 p.m. — Deputies were sent to Midland Township for a report of a disorderly meat salesman. A resident reported the door to door salesman became belligerent when the resident refused to purchase any products. (Midland, MI)

11/01/09 On Sunday, Nov. 1 at 6:25 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a reported theft at the McDonald’s restaurant a 292 W. Magee Road. The manager told police a man became upset in the drive-thru when he was told that bacon was an extra charge. The man then cancelled his order, drove out of the drive-thru and parked his car. He came into the lobby and demanded to speak to a manager. When the manager said there was nothing she could do to change the charge, the man became upset. While the manager attempted to give the man a phone number to call with his complaint, he tried to reach behind the counter and take a chocolate chip cookie. When he was unable to do that he grabbed two food trays and left the restaurant. The trays are valued at $1.50 each. The manager was able to get a license plate number and gave that information to police along with a copy of the surveillance video. (Oro Valley, AZ)