Yes, you read correctly. A Houston area police officer has been caught on video boosting food from the community refrigerator at the Deer Park Police Department, and is now going to trial for his hunger attacks.
Deer Park Police Chief Greg Griggs approved a sting operation, setting up a hidden camera above the fridge and filling it with bait food — Monster energy drinks and sandwiches — in order to nab the lunch leech. According to police, the video, released to the public by the department, caught Yang in the act pulling one of the unopened Monster energy drinks, clearly marked with the initials of one of the department’s detectives, out of the break room refrigerator on Nov. 19.
When confronted with the evidence, Yang told investigators he was cleaning the office fridge.
Yang was allegedly caught again on camera Nov. 22 taking a sandwich, again marked with a detective’s initials, and then again on Nov. 26 and Nov. 27, each time pulling out a drink marked with initials not his own, police said. “The same officer was taking the items each time,” Griggs said. “Nobody else was taking it during that three week period.”
According to Grigg, during the interview, Yang refused to admit or deny his guilt. He was cited with Class C theft and was placed on suspension Feb. 21 until March 21 without pay. He is scheduled for trial on Thursday, Feb. 24.
I am sure that the Deer Park, TX, citizens are quite relieved to see that their tax dollars are being well spent setting up sting operations and taking dangerous criminals such as this to court.
BTW… I am hungry. Hopefully someone put a ham and cheese sandwich in the fridge….