A thief made off with more than $3,500 worth of brisket when he broke into an Austin, Texas, barbecue restaurant last week.
The owner of la Barbecue told KVUE that a man jumped over the side fence, cut off barbecue pit locks and loaded 20 whole briskets into an SUV before driving off during the pre-dawn hours on Thursday.
Each brisket was reportedly worth $180.
This was the fifth break-in at the popular barbecue joint ever since it opened in 2012, but its fourth in less than a year
During Thanksgiving weekend in 2021, the owner said that a thief broke in and attempted to steal the safe, according to KXAN-TV.
The thief reportedly took a handmade knife, $400 and multiple iPhones. The safe was also destroyed in the incident.
The other two break-ins occurred early in 2022 and resulted in two empty keg shells being taken.