Someone must be having a big cookout this Labor Day weekend or planning to rake in the profits from the recent inflation of grocery store items. Three trailer loads of pork products ready for the grill were stolen from the lot of JBS Foods.
135,000 pounds of pork is gone
The Ottumwa, Iowa Police Department is looking for clues regarding who stole the three refrigerated trailer loads of pork products. A stolen truck was used to go in and grab the loaded trailers.
All three trailers were completely empty. Police value the haul at over $100,000. The last time I bought smoked pork chops they were $2.79 a pound, so if all three trailers were at 45,000 pounds capacity, that means the load could reach over $375,000 if it was all chops.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Ottumwa Police Department at (641) 683-0661.