Identify This Thief and Get Free Chick-fil-A for a Year

By Tom Ozimek
Tom Ozimek
Tom Ozimek
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Tom Ozimek has a broad background in journalism, deposit insurance, marketing and communications, and adult education. The best writing advice he's ever heard is from Roy Peter Clark: 'Hit your target' and 'leave the best for last.'
November 16, 2017 Updated: November 16, 2017

A peeved Chick-fil-A restaurant in Cartersville, Georgia, is seeking justice for a theft of its property and is offering an unusual reward for leads.

On Sunday, Nov. 5, someone stole a catering van from the Chick-fil-A’s parking lot at around 9:45 p.m., the restaurant said.

Posting to Facebook, Chick-fil-A Cartersville says that anyone who provides information leading to the arrest of the individual will get what every chicken fan dreams of–free food for a year at Chick-fil-A.

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The catering van was taken from the parking lot of this Chick-fil-A in Cartersville, Ga. (Screenshot via Google Maps)

 

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Street view of the restaurant at 115 Cherokee Pl., Cartersville, Ga. where the crime took place.(Screenshot via Google Maps)

To help people identify the person, the eatery posted screenshots from security camera footage of the suspect stealing the van on Facebook.

The stolen van was later found in Acworth, Cobb County, after crashing into a parked car in a home’s driveway, according to Atlanta-based WSB-TV.

 

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The stolen van was found in Acworth, about 13 miles away from where it was taken. (Screenshot via Google Maps)

The restaurant’s Facebook post sparked an outpouring of sympathy from customers.

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Customers showing sympathy for crime perpetrated against local Chick-fil-A restaurant. (Facebook/Chick-fil-A Cartersville)

Some complained that the images were too grainy to identify the suspect and suggested better equipment would improve the restaurant’s security.

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Anyone with information can call Chick-fil-A Cartersville at 770-401-1239 or the City of Cartersville Police Department at 770-382-2526. Restaurant representatives promise any information that is provided will remain anonymous.

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Tom Ozimek
Reporter
Tom Ozimek has a broad background in journalism, deposit insurance, marketing and communications, and adult education. The best writing advice he's ever heard is from Roy Peter Clark: 'Hit your target' and 'leave the best for last.'