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Monday, November 8, 2010

Young Ingrates Attempt Meat Heist

Posted By on Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 11:59 AM

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It's no crime to be hungry. But it is a crime to satiate one's appetite by attempting to steal $500 worth of meat.

A group of "college-age kids" who claimed to be "hungry college students" raided the Safeway at 4900 Mission last week. In an unusual twist, the five young people first asked a store manager to help them locate several grocery items -- which he did. Then the alleged thieves made off with those items.

Karma was instant -- and the alleged food bandits were quickly snared by the San Francisco Police Department. Reading off the receipt, Officer Jennifer Marino described the haul as "lots of meat and tortellini. They were planning a big feed."

The five suspects -- all of whom were 18 or 19 years old -- did not have any priors. They were cited and released on the scene. No word on how they fulfilled their desires for a big-ass barbecue.

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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