Texas Deputies Find $1,188 Worth of Stolen Meat During Traffic Stop

Texas deputies find stolen meat in glove compartment, under driver's seat

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A 52-year-old man was arrested Sunday after police found $1,188 worth of beef, pork and shrimp in a car in which he was a passenger, KHOU reported.

Michael Cordova is accused in the felony theft case from a Kroger store, KPRC reported.

A deputy was on patrol when he saw an aluminum can thrown out of a car, the television station reported. During the traffic stop, the deputy received a call of a theft at the supermarket, KHOU reported.

When the license plate of the vehicle Cordova was a passenger was in matched that of the car in the reported theft, the deputy conducted a search and found the meat, the television station reported.

In addition to the roast and T-bone steak, deputies found a container of meat in the back seat and one in the trunk, KPRC reported.  Deputies found 17 bags of shrimp, four racks of ribs, more than two dozen steaks and a bottle of wine, the Houston Chronicle reported.

Because Cordova has previously been convicted of theft, Sunday’s theft was considered a felony, the television station reported. The driver of the vehicle was released because of previous medical issues but could be arrested later this week, KPRC reported.

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