Men arrested in $65K chicken wing heist

Men arrested in $65K chicken wing heist

Dewayne Patterson and Renaldo Jackson were arrested for stealing $65,000 worth of chicken wings in Gwinnett County, Ga. (Gwinnett County Police)

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by ABC NEWS

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Posted on January 28, 2013 at 5:07 PM

(ABC NEWS) -- It was going to be one heck of a Super Bowl party.

A pair of workers at a frozen food distribution center outside of Atlanta, Ga., made off with $65,000 worth of frozen chicken wings earlier this month, according to cops in Gwinnet County.

Dewayne Patterson and Renaldo Jackson, who both worked at the Nordic Distribution Center, allegedly backed a rental truck up to the back of the loading area at the center and loaded 10 pallets of Tyson frozen chicken wings onto the truck. The pair then made off with the poultry, but were seen by management, according to a police report obtained by ABC News.

Investigators at the Gwinnet County police department arrested Patterson, 35, and Jackson, 26, a week later, on Jan. 23.

They each face felony theft charges.

Police did not yet know the status of the wings.

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