Shoplifting Bacon From Grocery Store

For two straight days this September, thieves stole ALL the bacon from a Londis supermarket in Burnley, Lancs (United Kingdom). In response to this tragedy, the shopkeepers now keep all their bacon locked securely in the refrigerated stockroom. If patrons want to purchase bacon they now have to ask for it upon checkout and the bacon will be brought out to them.

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“It is thought the soaring price (bacon has increased by 100 percent in the last 12 months) and the fact that it is easy to conceal, make it an ideal target for shoplifters.” Police in the area think that heroin addicts are stealing the bacon, selling it on the street and using those dollars to buy drugs.

And here we though bacon was a drug…

original story:
http://newslite.tv/2008/09/22/supermarket-shoplifters-take-t.html
photo credits:
http://flickr.com/photos/hartnupj/115211844/
http://flickr.com/photos/warhead/141920653/

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