Ark. Police Track Hamburger Helper Thief


On Sunday, Fort Smith police were called to the Walmart on Rogers Avenue after employees there called to say someone stole groceries.

A Fort Smith police officer said he spoke with the stores assistant manager who said she witnessed a black male pick up a box from a shelf and a package of hamburger meat.

According to a police report, the assistant manager told police she witnessed the man pay for the meat but not the box which was later determined to be Hamburger Helper. The woman said she followed the man outside and saw him pull two 1-lb. tubes of ground beef from his pants and go inside an apartment complex across the street.

The officer said he questioned a man matching the clerk's description and discovered he was having dinner with his neighbors. The officer noted in his report that the neighbors were cooking Hamburger Helper.

Police said surveillance video shows the suspect walking out of the store holding the box of Hamburger Helper and holding up his pants.

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