Cops: Man hid stolen cow tongue in pants

Fla. man faces misdemeanor theft charge following Walmart inciden


A Florida man is accused of trying to get away with stealing 6 pounds of cow tongue by shoving it down his pants.

Jason Puckett, 44, was charged with misdemeanor theft after a security guard spotted him slipping two packages of cow tongue into his pants at a Walmart in DeLand last week, The Associated Press reported.

When confronted, Puckett denied the crime. He told the guard he had put the packages back on the shelf.

But when Puckett thought no one was looking, he removed the tongue from his pants and ran from the store, according to police.

Puckett remained in jail Tuesday on $2,500 bail.