Police: Pa. man stops to relieve self, steals meat

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Police say a western Pennsylvania man who stopped to relieve himself outside a packing company decided to steal about $1,000 worth of meat after his car accidentally backed into the building and broke through a glass door.

At least that’s the story that West Hills Regional police say the man is sticking to this time.

Police Sgt. George Musulin tells the Tribune-Democrat of Johnstown that 47-year-old Joseph Winogrodzki gave police several versions of the Oct. 18 incident before he was charged Wednesday.

At first, police say Winogrodzki told them he was driving past the Alex Froehlich Packing Co. when he saw two men break a glass door and throw meat onto the sidewalk.

Winogrodzki told police he was reporting that crime, but later acknowledged he stole the meat after drinking and taking pain medication.

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