Supermarket employee accused of stealing meat, hiding it in his pants

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Booking photo for Gregory Rodriguez from New York State Police

CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. (AP) — A New York supermarket employee has been accused of leaving the store with $1,200 worth of meat hidden in his pants.

State police say 46-year-old Gregory Rodriguez, of Ossining, is charged with fourth-degree grand larceny.

Rodriguez works at the A&P in Croton-on-Hudson. Police were called Monday about the theft. Rodriguez was arrested Tuesday.

A New York State Police news release says the theft occurred over the span of several days. Rodriguez concealed the stolen meat in his pants to carry out the theft according to police.

Rodriguez was arraigned Tuesday night in Cortlandt and sent to the Westchester County Jail. The court clerk says no lawyer was present and no plea was entered, he remains in custody according to online court records.

Rodriguez is due back in court with an attorney on Friday.