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Valdosta Man Arrested after Stealing Meat from Homeowner's Freezer

Tarence Mitchell
Posted at 12:16 PM, Jan 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-06 12:15:24-05

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) - A Valdosta man is behind bars after police say he was caught stealing meat from a freezer.

Valdosta police were called to the 600 block of East Gordon Street on Wednesday after reports of a home burglary.

Police say the owner of that home found 39-year-old Tarence Mitchell in the kitchen stuffing frozen meat into a bag.

When they approached him, police said Mitchell ran off but was later found and arrested by police.

The homeowner told officers that the a backdoor may have been left unlocked.

Mitchell has been charged with burglary. However, VPD said that the meat was never found.