Monday, March 17, 2008

Ham fisted

You should pardon the expression but the he wasn't fighting kosher.

Hamming it up, eh?

Armed with ham, restaurateur fights off meat thief
Associated Press

GLOUCESTER, Mass. — A meat thief is no match for an angry restaurant owner swinging a ham.

Joe Scola said he heard a noise in his Scola's Place restaurant in Gloucester and saw a man trying to get away with his arms full of meat taken from the restaurant freezer.

Scola said that when he caught up with the man and started taking back his stock, the man raised a 5-pound log of frozen Italian meat over his head as if to use it as a weapon.

The restaurant owner had a frozen ham in his hand and slammed it into the man's face, making a gash. The stunned thief dropped his loot and ran.

Police said they haven't found the man responsible for the Wednesday confrontation.