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.


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 [email protected].

[Bucks County Courier Times]