27 years for stealing truck, frozen chicken

AP News
Posted: Oct 09, 2014 5:53 PM

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Frozen chicken has helped land a career thief in prison for 27 years.

Prosecutors say 51-year-old Felix Hall was sentenced Thursday for stealing a semi-truck that contained a partially filled box of frozen chicken breasts from Wendy's when he was arrested.

Hall was convicted in June on theft and burglary charges.

He was pulled over by police on May 22, 2012, while driving a Freightliner Columbia that had been reported stolen. A spokesman for a Wendy's restaurant in Memphis testified that locks had been cut off of two freezers and that several boxes of chicken were stolen.

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Judge James Beasley Jr. sentenced Hall to 15 years in prison for theft over $10,000 as a persistent offender and to 12 years for burglary of a building as a career offender.