‘Steak bandit’ hides meat in his pants, becomes violent when confronted

Photo provided by Thibodaux Police Department.
Monday, July 8, 2013 - 9:30am

A Thibodaux man was arrested last week after he was caught stealing meat from a store. We’re told he concealed the items in his pants.

The Thibodaux Police Department reports that Arty Marcel, 49, did more than just take the meat. Apparently he became violent when an employee confronted him about the theft.

“When employees stopped Marcel and told him he needed to return the items, he began hitting the employee repeatedly,” David Melancon, Thibodaux Police Department, said. “Other store personnel were able to help subdue Marcel until police arrived.”

Marcel was arrested and booked into the Lafouche parish Detention Center for Simple Battery and Theft of Goods. After he was processed, he was released on a summons.

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