Davis Man Accused of Stealing Nearly $1,000 in Steaks from Co-op – CBS Sacramento
DAVIS (CBS13) — A Davis man is behind bars charged with stealing a large number of steaks.
Davis police say 25-year-old Joseph Lopez broke into the Davis Food Co-Op overnight and walked out with wine and nearly $1,000 worth of premium cuts.
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“It’s high-end organic stuff,” Davis Deputy Police Chief Paul Doroshov said.
The robbery surprised some customers of the cooperative.
“You wonder what someone’s motivation is and what are they going to do with it,” said Jay Mendez, a client.
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Officers served a search warrant and said they found the steaks hidden in Lopez’s apartment.
“He had some in the fridge and he froze the rest. We found it in his freezer,” Doroshov said. “We can’t put it in our evidence because it’s going to turn bad, and there’s no real reason to keep it, so we returned everything to the store.”
A store employee said the meat was donated to a local group that distributes food to people in need. Detectives questioned Lopez – but in the end couldn’t determine why the steaks were stolen.
“It’s just one of those weird crimes that we’ll never understand,” Doroshov said.
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Lopez was also charged with breaking and entering two other businesses in downtown Davis, but police don’t believe he took anything.