Food theft

meat

‘Slimeball’ Diner Caught On Camera Stealing a Steak In a Napkin

“What type of person will take a steak and watch the juice drip off and then wrap it in a linen napkin?”
Bettina Makalintal
2.5.19
Red Lobster

Drunk Florida Woman Steals a Live Lobster from Red Lobster

If you steal a lobster, you don't get the Cheddar Bay Biscuits, and really, that's sort of the whole point, isn't it?
Bettina Makalintal
11.13.18
Food theft

Avalanches of Oranges Cascade Out of Cars Following Police Chase

These photos are crazy.
Mayukh Sen
1.31.18
crime

Hawaii's Black Market for Spam Is Booming

Say 'aloha' to a new wave of food theft.
Nick Rose
10.20.17
crime

$1.2 Million Fajita Theft Scheme Uncovered by Texas Prosecutors

That is a very large quantity of fajitas.
Nick Rose
10.16.17
Homelessness

Stealing Food to Survive Is Not a Crime in Italy

A homeless man in Genoa finally caught a break this week when Italy’s Supreme Court of Cassation ruled that the act he committed was “not a crime” because it was committed “in the face of the immediate and essential need for nourishment.”
Nick Rose
5.4.16
the internet

That Viral Tweet About Stealing All of Burger King's Nuggets Was a Hoax

Earlier in the week, before Correa came forward and exposed the hoax for what it is, the Internet was hailing him as the “Chicken King”—sort of a Robin Hood amongst American fast-food workers.
Alex Swerdloff
1.28.16
Food theft

Meat Theft Is Rampant as Food Prices Rise in Canada

Whether it be steak, oysters, or Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, food thieves rarely miss the chance to make some quick cash on the black market of food.
Nick Rose
1.13.16
crime

These Italian Criminal Masterminds Heisted $875,000 Worth of Parmesan

In what is most certainly a grim sign of food depravity, a clandestine group of criminals were recently arrested by Italian authorities for the heinous act of stealing roughly €785,000 (US $875,000) worth of the nation’s delicious, iconic Parmigiano.
Alex Swerdloff
9.27.15
crime

Mysterious Teen Burglars Are Stealing Denver's Hot Pockets and Netflix

That’s right, the shadowy specter has an unwavering hunger for the precious snacks and 'Cowboy Bebop' episodes of unsuspecting Coloradans.
Alex Swerdloff
9.17.15
WTF

Someone Is Stealing Parisian Hipsters' Chickens

One trendy and eco-friendly restaurant in Paris has experienced the theft of six of their live chickens. Who is stealing this poultry and what gives?
Alison Stevenson
9.14.15
cats

A Greedy Russian Cat Spoiled $1,000 Worth of Fine Seafood

Earlier this week, a stray Russian cat inhabiting the Vladivostock airport snuck into the airport's delicatessen and hit its fish counter hard, resulting in a grand's worth of wasted seafood.
Lauren Rothman
12.14.14