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Man arrested after attempted ‘chop' lifting

Man arrested after attempted ‘chop' lifting



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Marc Giauque reportingA South Ogden man faces potential felony charges for stealing a couple of packages of steaks, but this case goes way beyond "chop" lifting.

Police say the suspect walked into an Albertsons store and concealed a couple of packages of steaks, valued at $33, underneath his jacket.

"Sometimes it's just the most small, insignificant items that they take, and you think the risk that they're running for the theft that transpires, you know, it's kind of mind boggling," said Officer Marci Edwards, with the South Ogden Police Department.

Edwards says a witness and a store employee gave chase. The man dropped the steaks and disappeared but was then spotted getting into a car.

The witness followed the car to another grocery store parking lot, where the man was arrested. Edwards says he'll face felony charges because of previous convictions.

A man who was with the suspect was also arrested. Police say he was driving a stolen car.

E-mail: mgiauque@ksl.com

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