Good news if you like to laugh at people stuffing frozen meat and seafood down their pants! It turns out that the suspect in Tuesday’s steak-and-lobster-down-pants incident may not have carjacked and kidnapped an older man and a teenage girl. That’s what witnesses thought they saw, prompting an Amber Alert on the vehicle, but no one has reported anyone matching that description missing.
Police were able to identify the driver, and now have a suspect in custody after people in the neighborhood recognized the man featured on surveillance video from inside the store.
Sure, the situation wasn’t really the urgent kidnapping of a teenage girl. Police decided to put out an alert based on the information that they had, and witness accounts made it sound like the suspect threatened strangers at knifepoint and forced them to drive away. “We have to treat it as a carjacking and kidnapping. We would be negligent if we did not,” a police spokesperson pointed out.