11/25/09 Jackson police are working to crack a case of fowl play. They’re searching for a man who broke into an apartment about 11 p.m. Tuesday and stole a family’s holiday turkey. Police Lt. Christopher Simpson told the Jackson Citizen Patriot the suspect ran into the kitchen and stole the turkey out of the freezer.
He said the 6-foot, 300-pound bald man “fled with turkey in hand.”
Police said a woman and two children were home at the time, and no one was injured.
The woman told authorities she knew the man. (Jackson, MI)
11/24/09 Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) deputies arrested a man suspected of stealing meat from Kroger’s on Woodforest, Nov. 20.
The store’s manager reported seeing a package of wieners sticking out of the back pocket of a customer on the meat aisle.
The customer allegedly also had a large bulge protruding from the front of his waistband.
The manager, along with two employees, waited for the suspected shoplifter to leave the store before approaching him.
The suspect, later identified as 55-year-old Joe Thurman, of Missouri City, reportedly pushed two of the employees to the ground in an attempt to run away.
The third employee ran after him. Thurman allegedly punched the employee in the chest. He was captured and detained until HCSO Deputy Luce arrived. Luce arrested and charged Thurman with robbery. Thurman is held in the Harris County Jail on a $20,000 bond.
Approximately $75 worth of meat — sausages, T-bone and ribeye steak — was confiscated from Thurman and returned to the store. (Houston, TX)
11/18/09 Battery: Two brothers were charged with disorderly conduct and battery after a fight over a fast-food order. It began when one of the defendants returned from a dinner run without sauce for the chicken nuggets. (Grand Chute, WI)
11/17/09 Patricia L. Smith, 39, of 260 S. Grand Ave., Bradley, was arrested at about 9:25 a.m. Friday at Mario’s Market, 1557 W. Court St., Kankakee, and charged with felony retail theft, Kankakee police reports said. She paid for chips and hamburger buns, but allegedly walked out of the store without paying for three packages of ground beef in her purse, police reports said. Smith’s charges were elevated to felony retail theft because she had a prior larceny conviction. (Kankakee, IL)
10/25/09 On Oct. 25, a Trinity County game warden received a call that a local man had killed a deer off a county road. When the warden arrived, he found two men with one skinned buck deer head arguing over the proper way to measure the spread, plus a cooler full of meat. One man said that he was dropped off by his friend in the national forest to squirrel-hunt but could not pass up the large buck. When asked why he had his friend drop him off to hunt, he stated, “So the game warden would not catch me.” (Trinity County, TX)