Deon Williams, a 19-year-old from Brooklyn, was caught shoving a 12-pound Boar’s Head turkey breast down his sweatpants on a store surveillance video. The teen then waddled out of the Fine Fare Grocery in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
Alerted by cashier Michelle Benjamin of the teen’s “fowl” deed, the store butcher, Sergio Marte, chased after the poultry poacher and demanded that he return the turkey. Williams dumped the filched fowl and then punched the butcher in the jaw when he bent over to retrieve it.
Police have charged Williams with robbery, petit larceny, and criminal possession of the pilfered poultry. As for the Boar’s Head turkey breast, purportedly valued at $84.00? The foul fowl was put back on a store shelf.
– Elaine Magliaro, Guest Blogger