Double Amputee Shoplifts $315 in Meat, Flees on SEPTA

Police say after leaving the Giant supermarket in Feasterville with five packages of meat, he went south on the SEPTA 58 bus.

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Lower Southampton police are looking for a man who they say took $300 worth of meat from the Giant Supermarket on Bustleton Pike in Feasterville. The reason this is more newsworthy than usual: He’s a double amputee.

The Bucks County Courier Times reports that cops say the man got away with four beef tenderloins and a large package of chicken breasts. (That’s $315? Meat is expensive!) He escaped southbound on Bustleton on the SEPTA 58 bus, which heads down Bustleton all the way to the Frankford Transportation Center (Bridge Street).

The Courier offers a description, in addition to the obvious:

The suspect is described as a white male, between 35 and 40 years old, and wearing a baseball cap, sunglasses, a dark T-shirt and green shorts, police said.

The comments on the Lower Southampton Facebook page are actually way nicer than most Internet comments, with a few people theorizing he’s stealing so he can feed his family.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt. Lou Montalbano, 215-357-1235 or lmontalbano@lstwp.org.

[Bucks County Courier Times]