Man Arrested After Eating Robbery Victim’s Chicken

Don’t flash your delicious chicken in public. That’s what my mother used to tell me about cash. However, it is 2023, and the stakes are considerably higher. Today, you must be careful not to flash your delicious fried chicken in public, or you could run the risk of robbery.

That is what happened to one Chicago man right outside of his home. The man was attacked at gunpoint, and his chicken was stolen from him. However, the delicious smell of the chicken bamboozled the robber, and he could not stop himself from consuming it. Meanwhile, the police were on their way to the scene of the crime. The man could not wrench himself from the chicken. When the police arrived, they found the man eating the delicious chicken. He was arrested and charged with felony robbery.

The Victim’s Account

The victim was on his way home with his chicken when the defendant approached him and asked for a light. The victim told him he did not have one and continued to head home. The defendant tapped him on the shoulder, and when the victim turned around, there was a gun pointed in his face. The victim then handed the man $2 in cash, his keys, a debit card, and the fried chicken. The perpetrator was firmly in the chicken’s thrall and failed to flee the scene.

At this point, the suspect had the victim’s keys and vehicle. However, the chicken was the most important thing at that moment. Hence, when police arrived a few minutes later, they found the man in the victim’s car eating his chicken. 

To be sure, the suspect is going to prison for this. He used a gun to commit a robbery, so he will do time for that. In fact, the tally on the low end stands at 20 years. He is accused of unlawfully possessing a firearm, armed robbery with a firearm, aggravated unlawful use of a firearm, illegal possession of a debit card, and aggravated possession of a motor vehicle. So, 20 years for stealing a $10 bucket of fried chicken. 

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