Man caught with 2 pounds of stolen hot dogs in his pants

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Florida - A Florida man accused of hiding two pounds of hot dogs in his pants before leaving a grocery store sans paying faces a misdemeanor theft charge, according to a recently released arrest affidavit.

A loss prevention worker at a Publix at South U.S. 1 and Prima Vista Boulevard last week told investigators she saw a man later identified as Allan Polhemus on aisle five "conceal a package of hot dogs in his pants," an affidavit states.

The 32 ounce package of Publix jumbo beef franks was valued at $6.99. The wiener packaging describes the dogs as "meaty & delicious" and as having "no fillers."

The loss prevention worker told St. Lucie County Sheriff's deputies she contacted Polhemus, 52, in the parking lot and asked him to come back in the store. She said a manager called 911.

Deputies took Polhemus, of the 6100 block of Birch Drive in Fort Pierce, to jail and took photos of the franks.

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