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Georgia Man Arrested With Chicken in His Pants

By Jason Beahm on March 11, 2011 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Here at Legally Weird, we don't bat an eyelash at titles like "Georgia Man Arrested With Chicken in His Pants." Business as usual, one might say. Nevertheless, the story of one Joseph Lee Stringer is worthy of mention.

According to Rome, Georgia police, Stringer stuffed a rotisserie chicken down his pants at a Walmart. To wash it down, he also allegedly stuffed some chicken wings, a mouth guard and two toothbrushes down his pants, then tried to walk out of the store, the Associated Press reports. 

I suppose the chicken makes sense, but a mouth guard and toothbrushes? What kind of a crazy dinner party was Stringer headed to?

Joseph Lee Stringer, 27, as arrested and charged with shoplifting and released on $1,350 bond. The alleged shoplifting happened in Rome, Georgia, which is about 70 miles northwest of Atlanta.

Shoplifting is the willful concealment or illegal possession of items offered for sale with the intent to deprive the items' rightful owner of possession of the items, without paying the purchase price. Most states divide shoplifting offenses into categories, depending upon the value of the item(s) allegedly stolen.

In Georgia, shoplifting is a misdemeanor when the value of the merchandise is $300 or less, Shoplifting is a felony when the value of the merchandise exceeds $300, or you are convicted of a fourth shoplifting offense even if the value of the merchandise is $300 or less, or you have taken property with a total value of $100 from three different stores in the same county within the past seven days.

It is unknown whether Kingston resident Joseph Lee Stringer has an attorney, but based on the information available, it sounds like he could certainly benefit from one.

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