Man charged with burglary of Marathon Deli

A Miami man was caught by the employees of a Marathon deli entering the business through a back door and stealing a steak from inside Saturday.

The employees of Lauri’s Deli were working in the front of the business at 1 p.m. when they heard a door close in the rear. Since no one was supposed to be in the back, one of the employees went to check and found 49 year old Jeffery Hunter running out the back door with a large frozen steak and a loaf of bread in his hands.

The employee caught him by the back of his shirt and pulled him back inside. He then told other employees to call the Sheriff’s Office.

Deputy Anthony O’Dea responded. He took Hunter into custody. The employees said a second man had come into the deli at the same time and tried to sell them fake gold chains. They told Deputy O’Dea they thought the second man might have been trying to distract them.

The second man was found nearby. Investigations revealed he was, indeed, with Hunter. He said he and Hunter came to the Keys to sell the fake gold chains. He denied knowing Hunter was going to steal from the deli.

Hunter was arrested. He was charged with burglary and theft and he was booked into jail.

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