Two men have been charged with theft after allegedly stealing $65,000 in frozen chicken wings from the Georgia cold storage facility where they worked.
According to authorities, Dewayne Patterson, 35, and Renaldo Jackson, 26, have been charged with theft after allegedly stealing $65,000 in frozen chicken wings from the storage facility where they were employed.
CBS News reports the wings were stolen from Nordic Cold storage in Doraville, north of Atlanta.
According to reports, an Enterprise rental truck pulled up to a bay door at the facility and 10 pallets of Tyson frozen chicken wings were loaded on. Managers of the storage facility told police Jackson used a forklift to load the wings onto to the truck, and Patterson was the lookout.
A national shortage of chicken is driving up the price of wings, with a five-pound bag from Tyson selling for around $12.50. CBS Atlanta estimates 26,000 pounds of wings were stolen. The whereabouts of the wings are currently unknown.
The two men were arrested Wednesday and released on a $2,950 bond. It is unknown as to whether or not the accused have retained attorneys.