If there is a snack that is in heavy demand right before the biggest sporting event of the year, it would be chicken wings. Two men are probably on their way to jail after being accused of stealing $65,000 in chicken wings. This theft could have been lucrative for the two, since there is typically a national shortage of chicken wings right before the Super Bowl.
Dewayne Patterson, 35 and Renaldo Jackson, 26, are accused of using a large rental truck for their heist, allegedly taking 10 pallets of frozen wings from Nordic Cold Storage in Lawrenceville, Georgia. The two men even used a forklift to make the job more efficient.
According to the AJC, the two were arrested and charged with one count of felony theft. They were later released on $2,950 bond, but the wings were never found.
Chicken farmers are complaining that the price of chicken feed has been increasing since the shortage began in preparation for the Super Bowl. Also, wings are in higher demand in restaurants, making them a valuable commodity.