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Police: Man stole 72 lbs of frozen chickens, hid them in day care

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Police in Delaware arrested a man they say was trying to retrieve 72 pounds of whole frozen chickens he stole from a delivery truck and stashed at a day care.

Police say a man stole the frozen chickens from a truck making a grocery delivery in Wilmington Friday. Officers say the man hid the chickens at a day care behind the grocery and fled.

Authorities say 49-year-old Ronald Johnson of Wilmington returned to the day care, but was confronted by an employee. Police say he cut the employee on the back and hand with a knife. The man was arrested after a foot chase.

Johnson is charged with assault and theft.

Police gave the chickens back to the delivery driver.
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