Four suspects in a pickle after Chicago rail car caper

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Mary Wisniewski, Reuters

, Last Updated: 12:29 AM ET

CHICAGO - Four people who tried to make off with a case of pickles after breaking into a railway car in Chicago were charged with burglary on Thursday, officials said.

The incident occurred early Thursday morning on the city's southwest side, only blocks from the Cook County Jail, according to Chicago police, who used a helicopter to track one of the fleeing suspects.

Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis said the four broke into two Union Pacific rail cars, one containing pickles and the other packing pellets. Union Pacific police observed the activity and asked for help from Chicago police, who gave chase.

A crate of pickles had been removed, then abandoned, Davis said.

Charged were Joseph Burns, 28, Trinesha Dedeaux, 25, Arleque Kimble, 18, and Tony Mitchell, 28. They will appear in bond court on Friday, according to Tandra Simonton, spokeswoman for the Cook County State's Attorney's office.

They also face trespassing charges, Chicago police said.


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