Sheriff: Video, trail of food led to candy and hot dog burglar
PAINCOURTVILLE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Paincourtville man in connection with a business burglary where deputies said all that was stolen were candy and hot dogs.
Assumption Parish Sheriff's deputies accused 38-year-old Kentrell McNeil of simple burglary and possession of stolen things earlier this week.
Deputies said on April 3 they responded to a burglary alarm at the Family Dollar store on Highway 1 around 3:30 a.m. Deputies said when they arrived they found a broken window and a trail of food leading away from the business.
Investigators said witnesses and surveillance video helped them identify McNeil as the suspect. Deputies who located McNeil said they also found he still had shopping bags from the store and the stolen items on him.
Deputies booked McNeil into the parish jail where he was given a $5,683 bond. Detectives said they're still looking into whether anyone else was involved in the case, and asked anyone with information to call them at (985) 526-1627 or (985) 369-2912.
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