The Super Bowl is less than a week away, which means restaurants and supermarkets are gearing up to sell a buttload of unhealthy food to football fans. Chicken wings are one of the hottest items on America’s plates (literally and figuratively), with a reported 1.25 billion flats and drums, weighing in at a staggering 100 million pounds, consumed each Super Bowl Sunday.
These two (alleged) evildoers want to deprive you of the sticky, spicy, vinegary chicken meat you love so much, however. These sick and twisted individuals want all that tender, juicy goodness to themselves — or $65,000 worth of it, at least.
Dewayne Patterson and Renaldo Jackson allegedly used a rental truck to steal 10 pallets of frozen chicken wings from a cold storage facility where they worked in Doraville, Georgia. Both men were apprehended and charged with one count of felony theft by taking.
Damn. Maybe they’re just bitter that the Atlanta Falcons lost in the NFC Championship to the San Francisco 49ers, and they wanted to make the rest of the country feel their pain. What else were they planning to do with so many chicken wings?
The 10 pallets of wings, worth a reported $65,000, have not been located. Is there a black market for wings in the week leading up to the Super Bowl? You better watch what you eat this Sunday, because it could be stolen property.