WILMINGTON, Del., July 1 (UPI) --
Police in Delaware have arrested a man who is accused of stealing 72 pounds of frozen chicken from a delivery truck and placing the pilfered poultry at a day care.
Ronald Johnson allegedly took the chicken from a truck that was delivering to a grocery store in Wilmington on Friday and then attempted to hide the food at a nearby day care.
A day care employee saw the chicken stash and called police. They arrived and the chickens were returned to the driver of the delivery truck.
Later on, when the 49-year-old suspect returned for the birds, an employee confronted him. Johnson then allegedly slashed the employee on the back and hand with a steak knife.
After a brief foot chase, Johnson was taken into custody. He has been charged with second-degree assault, theft under $1,500, resisting arrest and offensive touching.
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