Woman caught stealing meat flagged down motorist: Cops

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QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:52 PM ET

BRANTFORD, Ont. — A 21-year-old Brantford woman is facing theft charges after being caught stealing a large amount of meat, including a leg of lamb, ground beef, sirloin roasts and T-bone steaks.

An employee at a Metro store saw a woman put a large quantity of meat into her purse and leave the store without paying for it at about 4:30 p.m., police said.

A loss prevention officer approached the woman in the parking lot, identified himself as security and advised the woman that she was under arrest. The woman threw a heavy purse at the officer and ran away, police said.

Adding that she flagged down a motorist telling the driver that she was being chased and stalked by a man. The unsuspecting driver, a 66-year-old man, allowed her into his vehicle and drove away.

A few minutes later, police stopped the vehicle near the city limits.

The driver told the woman that he would call police and tell them about the man who was “chasing” her, but the woman insisted she didn’t have a good relationship with police and they probably wouldn’t believe her.

The woman is on probation for three counts of theft under $5,000, and faces a new charge of theft under $5,000 and two counts of breach of probation.

The meat theft is the third food-related heist at Brantford grocery stores this month.

A wheel of Parmesan cheese worth $700 was stolen last week and earlier this month a man found himself in hot water after getting pinched for stealing four live lobsters.


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