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Man caught after stuffing meat down his pants at grocery store

A Little Rock man tried to steal chicken and ribs from a grocery store by stuffing the meat down his pants. But Food Giant security wasn't having it.
A Little Rock man tried to steal chicken and ribs from a grocery store by stuffing the meat down his pants.  But Food Giant security and employees weren't having it.  After a scuffle they stopped the suspect outside and police later arrested him. 

Police are urging employees not to follow suspects outside because it could be dangerous.

Police say when Antonio Jordan visited the Food Giant on Main Street in Little Rock, he picked up a couple of slabs of ribs and family size packs of chicken. But employees say he didn't stop at the register to pay for it and didn't carry the $50 worth of meat out in a bag.

"He stole several packs of meat by concealing them in his clothing," says Sergeant Cassandra Davis.

He put the meat in his pants.  Employees and store security tried to stop Jordan in the store.  But he made it outside and the security guard told police Jordan fought him but he held on.

Even a female employee came outside of the Food Giant to try to help stop the suspect.  She ended up getting bruised up in the scuffle and police say while she was probably working off of emotion. They advise people to never follow a suspect out side of the store.

"You work at a store and you notice that someone has shoplifted don't try to chase them down outside of the store. You don't know if there's a partner or someone waiting on them or not," says Sgt. Davis. 

Fortunately that didn't happen.  Police got to the scene and arrested Jordan. Although the store recovered the meat, it can't sell it.

Sergeant Davis says thieves are crafty if they want something bad enough they'll conceal it just about anywhere.
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