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Only in Texas: Stolen Steaks Lead to High-Speed Chase

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About 130 miles east of Dallas, Texas police engaged in a high-speed chase tailing a man who had stolen steaks from the local Walmart.

Thankfully, no injuries were reported in this high-speed chase that spanned Gregg and Harrison counties on Wednesday, April 20. As KLTV reported, the suspect was reported after stealing steaks from the Longview Walmart, but “when police attempted a traffic stop, the suspect fled through two Texas counties.”

Finally stopped in Upshur County, the suspect was apprehended without a fight, but not before ditching his prize possessions. In a desperate attempt to rid himself of the evidence, the unnamed man began unloading his haul of stolen steaks one by one out of the window.

East Mountain patrol sergeant Marc Nichols described the incident to KLTV: “It appears that there’s steaks and meats of some sort flying out of the windows, and one of them bounced off my patrol car…Today was a new one.”

Did the beef bandit not realize that beef prices are finally down across the state? I’m sure he’ll having an awful lot of meat dreaming to do from his jail cell.