In what appears to be a whopper of a meat heist, Pennsylvania authorities said a man managed to trick a local meat company into loading a truck with 40,000lbs of beef -- and, well, drove off with it. That's right, someone stole 20 freaking tons of beef, you know, because it's always good to have some extra burgers in the freezer, right?
It all happened Nov. 21 at the the Nicholas Meat plant near Loganton, PA, when a man apparently acting as a delivery driver for the company loaded more than $100,000 worth of beef into a truck as part of a scheduled pickup, according to a report by the Associated Press. The meat was supposed to be delivered to a company in Milwaukee, WI, where it was to be used to make burgers, but needless to say, it never arrived there. Instead, some dude drove into the sunset with enough beef to make 160,000 cheeseburgers.
Maybe he's planning a record-breaking cookout, or an attempt to bake an enormous meatloaf inside of a truck trailer, or a diabolical plot to fill the Grand Canyon with beef chili. But really, what the hell is this guy going to do with all that beef? Part of us doesn't want to know, actually...
As the AP reported, police later determined that the delivery driver used a fake ID and a phony delivery company to get a contract with Nicholas Meat. So far, authorities haven't announced any suspects in connection with the heist, but they may want to pick up the Hamburglar for questioning.
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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and is looking forward to reading a detailed historical account on the legendary meat bandit. Send news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.