Supermarket Worker Leaves With $1,200 Worth of Meat in Pants

A New York supermarket employee has been charged with grand larceny after leaving work with his meaty loot

We assume that the meat thief was wearing some serious cargo pants to walk out with all of that meat.

Is that thousands of dollars of sausage in your pockets, or are you just happy to see me? A&P supermarket employee, Gregory Rodriguez, has been accused of fourth degree grand larceny after he was found trying to leave work with $1,200 worth of meat in his pants.

The theft occurred on Tuesday in Hudson, New York, and one presumes that the authorities are just as puzzled about how and why Rodriguez managed to fit that much meat inside his pants, and what h would do with such a bounty.

Rodriguez was arraigned Tuesday night, and after no plea was made, he is due back in court later this week. Despite the unusual nature of the crime, Rodriguez isn’t the first person to try and get away with stolen meat. A Melford man pulled the same act with a trench coat last year.

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Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter@JoannaFantozzi