Owner fights off meat thief with frozen ham
GLOUCESTER, Mass. -- A prosciutto-wielding meat thief in Gloucester met his match when a restaurant owner fought off the assault by slamming the thief's face with a ham.
Joe Scola of Scola's Place heard a noise in his restaurant Wednesday, then saw a man fleeing with his arms full of meat from Scola's freezer.
Scola caught up, and started taking the meat back.
That's when the man raised a five pound log of frozen prosciutto over his head, presumably to whack Scola.
Luckily, Scola had his own frozen pig product on hand.
He tells the Gloucester Daily Times that he slammed the ham in the man's face, leaving a gash. The thief was so stunned, he dropped the meat and ran.
Police searched the area, but couldn't find the suspect.
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