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Man gets 10 years for meat theft

A South Carolina man was sentenced to 10 years in prison after a jury convicted him of shoplifting, according to this report:

The trial began on Tuesday with jurors hearing testimony from two employees of Reid’s grocery store of Orangeburg. The employees said they confronted Zachary Aug. 26 after noticing he had a large, bulky object underneath his shirt.
The incident began around 8:13 p.m. when an employee noticed Zachary carrying an $80 side of New York strip in his hands.
A few minutes later, he noticed the bread box-sized side of beef was gone and a large bulk had appeared on Zachary’s person, according to a police report.

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By Washington Post Editors  |  January 8, 2010; 8:18 AM ET
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