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Father-Son Duo Busted for Stealing $40,000 Worth of Chicken Wings

The two worked as cooks at a restaurant.

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What does $40,000 worth of chicken wings look like? Ask a Syracuse, N.Y. father and son duo who were just arrested for allegedly stealing a crap-ton of wings from their workplace.

According to a press release from the Onondaga County Sheriff's Office, 56-year-old Paul Rojek and 33-year-old Joshua Rojek worked as cooks at a restaurant called Twin Trees Too. Between February and November 2015, the pair are accused of placing orders with the restaurant's wholesaler for chicken wings totaling around $41,000, which they would pick up from the wholesaler themselves and then "resell the product on the street or to other local establishments at a reduced price." (Side note: Who buys chicken wings from random dudes on the street?) They also allegedly destroyed sales receipts relating to the orders. Both men have been charged with grand larceny and falsifying business records.

It's not the first time meat bandits have stolen proteins and re-sold them for profit: Last year in Austin a man stole numerous briskets from grocery stores and was reselling them to restaurants. In any case, the chicken wing heist still isn't as weird as the Chinese security guard who stole more than 1,000 eggs from his place of work, all of which were intended for personal consumption.

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