Indiana man faces felony theft charge for allegedly stealing hot dog

Indiana man faces felony theft charge for stuffing a $1.49 hot dog in his pocket; jailed on $4,000 bond.
By Evan Bleier  |  Feb. 21, 2014 at 4:16 PM
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BLOOMFIELD, Ind., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Good thing he didn’t take any ketchup, mustard or relish…

An Indiana man has been arrested and is facing a felony theft charge after he allegedly stole a $1.49 hot dog from a Bloomfield convenience store on Monday, Feb. 10.

Three police officers looked through surveillance tapes from the store after the manager called the Greene County Sheriff's Department to report the theft. After examining the footage, the officers identified 21-year-old Rickey Joe Moore.

According to reports, Moore “filled a cup with a fountain drink then reached into the rotisserie and pulled out a hot dog, then placed the hot dog into his pocket.” For some reason Moore paid for the drink, which cost $1.10.

The video also reportedly showed the license plate of the vehicle that Moore was driving when he parked at the store.

Moore was arrested and booked into the Greene County Jail on Thursday morning. His bond was set at $4,000 surety, but if he posts $400 cash, he can go home.

The warrant for Moore’s arrest was issued on Feb. 14.

[Bloomington Herald Times] [Greene County Daily World]

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