How would you feel about coming home from work and finding dinner ready on the table? That wouldn’t be too creepy should there be someone familiar waiting for you at home and not, let’s say a burglar, who decided to pop in and check the contents of your fridge.
As unlikely as the above-mentioned scenario might seem, it really happened to Samantha O’Neil, a 34-year-old Alachua County, Florida resident. According to the county’s police department, it would appear that the man involved in this theft gone the wrong case, is one of O’Neil’s acquaintances.
Florida Man Wants to Steal Valuables, Finds Fried Chicken Instead
Samantha O’Neil recalls that on the day the incident occurred, she was away with Melissa Stanley, her sister. Upon returning, O’Neil found the front door unlocked. Thinking that her house was burglarized, Samantha and her sister stormed through the front door to see what went missing.
Upon entering the kitchen, O’Neil saw 34-year-old Ronald Wesly near the kitchen’s store, prepared to fry some chicken. According to Samantha O’Neil, it would appear that the would-be thief was not content with merely breaking into the house to steal objects of value, but he also felt that the job could not be done on an empty stomach.
So, before making off with O’Neil’s valuables, Wesly poured himself a big glass of liquor and did not stop until he emptied the bottle. Of course, with that much alcohol going through your system, the need to eat a hearty meal grows more desperate.
And so, Wesly opened O’Neil’s fridge, took out the box of easy-to-cook fried chicken and began making dinner. The woman said that when she and her sister entered the kitchen, Wesly already took out the chicken from the box, placed a pot of oil on the stove, and was preparing to toss the fried chicken into the strainer.
The Wannabe Thief is Caught Fried-Chicken-Handed
Melissa Stanley, Samantha’s sister, told the reporters that when her sister saw the man trying to cook the fried chicken, she began to scream and to tell Wesly to get out of her house. Stanley added that the individual was so drunk that he couldn’t walk in a straight line even if his life depended on it.
The two women managed to pick up Wesly and to throw him out the front door before calling the authorities. According to the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, the deputies who responded to O’Neil’s call found the man wandering around the house, probably trying to get sober again.
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