A South Carolina truck driver allegedly determined to moist his beak this week by hatching a plan to steal and resell 41,000 kilos of rooster.
The Pilgrim’s Pride Plant in Sumter, South Carolina, employed Christopher Thomas to move the $80,000 price of rooster to 2 places in Milton, Georgia, based on Fox. But Thomas by no means made it to Georgia. Instead, he flew the coop together with his pilfered poultry. Thomas is suspected of legging it with the intention of promoting the rooster himself and maintaining the proceeds. Thanks to an nameless tip, police flocked to the placement the place Thomas and his second purchaser have been assembly. The cops lay in wait till Thomas arrived, then they hit the lights.
This isn’t the primary time this has occurred on the plant, based on NBC 15:
A employee at Pilgrim’s Pride says a lot of these thefts maintain taking place.
“I’m not entirely sure how this is happening to be honest,” the employee mentioned. “That’s a lot of chicken to be stolen out of there twice so I really have no idea how they’re even doing it and what they’re doing to stop it.”
Investigators consider Thomas offered a part of the load of rooster he was transporting to varied places and was within the strategy of promoting extra when deputies pulled him over for a visitors cease.
When Thomas gave consent to deputies to go looking the truck, the investigator noticed pallets loaded with instances of frozen rooster which was confirmed to be stolen from Pilgrim’s Pride.
Birds of a feather, I suppose. Thomas’ shell sport was shortly uncovered by police, who allege Thomas was capable of transfer 33,000 kilos of frozen rooster. This theft definitely wasn’t the very best laid plan, and if convicted on the fees of breach of belief with fraudulent intent, Thomas will probably be yolked to this crime for all times. He doesn’t look like a rotten egg, however which may change if he will get the utmost 10 years in jail, if convicted. It’s troublesome to scratch out a residing as of late however with regards to crime, it’s both eat or be eaten.
You can’t maintain him caged ceaselessly and, quickly sufficient, Thomas might be free-range as soon as extra if he makes a $50,000 bond.
We will keep abreast of this story because it unfolds.