No baloney: Florida deputies seek man who stuffed sandwich down pants

Credit: WandererCreative/Pixabay

Credit: WandererCreative/Pixabay

No crime is too small for deputies in Central Florida. Polk County Sheriff's Office officials said they are searching for a man they say stuffed a foot-long submarine sandwich down the front of his pants.

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While the Sheriff’s Office quipped about the situation in a Facebook post, make no mistake: They are serious in catching the thief.

"Some of you may think we're overdoing it by trying to identify the suspect of a relatively minor theft. … one of you is probably even saying, 'This is small potatoes!' And, to that we would reply, 'No. This was a foot-long sandwich, not potatoes. Pay attention!'" the Sheriff's Office posted.

The man was seen entering a Marathon gas station/convenience store in Lakeland, where he proceeded to stuff the sandwich in the front of his pants, deputies said.

Oddly enough, the man purchased a Polar Pop and fled the business without paying for the sandwich, deputies said.

The man fled on a bicycle, deputies said

The Sheriff’s Office reminded citizens, “This should also serve as notice to all as to why you do not take food from a stranger. You don't know where it's been.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477).