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Farmington man charged with stealing chicken fryer

Apparently, Charles Davis was in the mood for a lot of fried chicken.

The 43-year-old Farmington man was charged last week with felony theft for stealing a large chicken fryer and a three-foot by three-foot gas griddle from the loading dock at EconoFoods in Farmington.

The theft was reported to Farmington police on June 17. Employees at the grocery store told police the items were large enough it would have taken more than one person to load them into a truck. The fryer was valued between $5,000 and $6,000 and the griddle between $3,000 and $4,000.

The police department's investigation led them to Davis. According to a complaint filed in the Dakota County Attorney's office Davis admitted taking the fryer and the griddle.

If convicted on a felony theft charge Davis could face up to 10 years in jail and a fine of up to $20,000.

Nathan Hansen

Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.

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