The Biggest Chicken Wing Heist in History
Talk about hungry people. In a pure stroke of brilliance, two Georgia men were arrested Wednesday for allegedly stealing $65,000 worth of frozen chicken wings from a cold storage business where they worked. According to police, storage facility employees 35-year-old Dewayne Patterson and 26-year-old Renaldo Jackson are charged with theft after stealing the wings from Nordic Cold storage in Doraville, just north of Atlanta according to CBS Atlanta.
A rental truck was pulled up to a bay door at the storage facility and was then loaded with 10 pallets of Tyson frozen chicken wings, according to a police report. Managers told police that Jackson used a forklift to load the wings wile Patterson served as a lookout.
One five-pound bag of frozen Tyson’s chicken wings sells for about $12.50, and a nationwide chicken shortage is now driving up the price of wings. With the Super Bowl coming up, the motive is pretty clear on this one. No word yet on what the marinade or wing specifics would have been. We'll keep ya posted