Shoplifter Arrested After Shoving Steak Down His Pants

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A 53-year-old man in Arkansas was arrested last week for shoplifting. His crime was one that has long fascinated us here at Consumerist: he is accused of trying to steal steaks from a Food Giant grocery store by shoving them down his pants. While this might seem like a logical and delicious enough crime, it’s also kind of a noticeable one. Also, no one will want to eat the meat.

The total value of the stolen meat was $57, and police report that $157 worth of other merchandise was damaged in this incident. The suspect pushed a shopping cart into the shin of a store employee and tried to run out of the store, but the employee was still able to stop the suspect from running out of the store.

We don’t know what it is about steak that makes people want to stuff it down their pants. Criminals have been known to shove other meats down their pants too, including steak and lobster, a deli turkey breast, a non-kosher trifecta with lobster, shrimp, and pork, beef tongue, bacon, but steak is the most popular by far.

Man Arrested after Stuffing Steaks Into His Pants [NWA Homepage]