Florida man charged with stealing beef tongue

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon

DELAND, Fla. (AP) - Police in Florida say a Wal-Mart shopper denied slipping $35 worth of beef tongue into his pants, but the telltale tongue told a different story.

DeLand police say 44-year-old Jason Puckett was charged last week with misdemeanor theft after a Wal-Mart security guard spotted him slipping two packages of tongue into his waistband.

When the guard confronted Puckett at the store's exit, Puckett denied stealing the packages and said he had put them back on a shelf.

But the guard told authorities Puckett then removed the tongue from his pants when he didn't think he was being watched and ran from the store.

Jail records show Puckett remained in jail Tuesday. Bail was set at $2,500.

A public defender assigned to Puckett did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

More from AOL.com:
Mourners arrive for Australian cricketer's funeral
Judge allows publications of 'In Cold Blood' files
Officials designate 35 hospitals for Ebola care

Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.

People are Reading