Man arrested for trying to steal fried chicken from KFC

By | March 28, 2016

A man led Hamilton police to a car chase after he tried to steal chicken from behind a KFC counter.

The man, 30, reportedly jumped at the counter of KFC’s Greenwood St branch at around 7pm and tried to take a tray of cooked fried chicken.

A KFC staff member then approached him, and then he dropped the tray. He jumped over the counter and then fled from the store in a car, a 1997 Subaru Legacy. He was already out of the branch when the police arrived.

“As Police staff arrived the male got into a vehicle and fled the scene. He was followed by Police who attempted to stop the vehicle and a pursuit started,” said Acting Senior Sergeant Andrew Mortimore of the Waikato District Command Centre.

A chase then ensued, with police failing to catch up with the man’s car. After 20 minutes, the car was spotted in Hillcrest, where a police officer stopped it with spikes. The man was then chased by an officer by foot, and then finally arrested.

According to reports, the man was sober, and the car used was not stolen. ODT reported that he has been already charged with the following: “theft, failing to stop for red and blue-flashing lights and dangerous and reckless driving.”

“The offender was not in possession of any weapons and no persons were injured during this incident,” added Mr Mortimore.

The man is set to appear in the Hamilton District Court on Wednesday.