Man steals from Macon Family Dollar by stuffing chicken in his pants


MACON, Ga. -- On Saturday, a Macon-Bibb County deputy responded to a shoplifting call at the Family Dollar on Houston Avenue.

A sheriff's report states that a man is believed to have stolen several bags of frozen chicken from the store by stuffing them into his sweatpants.

An employee at the store saw the suspect wearing black sweat pants with drawstrings at the bottom, a white T-shirt and white flip-flops in the freezer section of the store, deputies say.

It is reported that camera footage caught the suspect with a basket full of chicken, then later with an empty basket and sweatpants that appeared to be stuffed. The camera did not get a good look at the suspect's face.

The store associate present also noticed that the suspect had a basket full of chicken, but when he exited the store he no longer had the basket and his pants seemed to be "full and bulging," according to the report.

The employee was able to follow the man out of the store and spot him getting into an older, possibly 90's era, black Honda Accord.

Reports indicate that the car had a partial tag number of "PKU 527," but they are unsure what number or letter was between the "U" and the "5.

The suspect reportedly drove off in the vehicle towards Grenada Terrace or Broadway.

The Family Dollar employee recognized the suspect as someone who has shopped at the store before.

Anyone with information about this incident can call the Bibb County Sheriff's Office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

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