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BBQ bandit steals meat, hijacks Corvette

2015-04-17 08:42

BRISKET BANDIT BUSTED: A screengrab shows police retrieving a stolen red Corvette. Image:KSAT.com

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – A man suspected of stealing meat from a restaurant was arrested following a bizarre crime spree in San Antonio, Texas.

Alan Meneley, is facing several charges, among them vehicle theft and hijacking. The capture of Meneley follows a series of brisket thefts in San Antonio.

KSAT.com reports that the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) arrested the man responsible for at least one of those thefts.

EVADING ARREST

Meneley was arrested after stealing brisket at Augie's Barbed Wire Smokehouse but he's also facing charges for a slew of other crimes that happened before his arrest, namely stealing a red Corvette at gunpoint.

According to SAPD spokesperson Douglas Greene, Meneley was in a stolen truck in Kendall County when he lead department of public safety troopers on a chase, was able to lose them, and then set a house on fire.  

Greene said Meneley then stole a red Corvette at gunpoint and led police on another chase before wrecking the vehicle. He now faces multiple charges, including possession of a firearm, robbery, arson, evading arrest, and attempting to escape.

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