Man Accused of Stealing $270 Worth of Meat

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Paul Hubbard of Louisville, Ohio. (Courtesy: Stark County Sheriff's Office)

NORTH CANTON, Ohio — A 59-year-old man was charged with theft for allegedly stealing $270 worth of meat.

According to the North Canton Police Department, Paul Hubbard walked out of the Washington Square Giant Eagle store on East Maple Street on Saturday.

Police officers had been called to the store to investigate a suspicious car parked in the fire lane for an extended period of time.

They happened to encounter Hubbard, who was pushing a shopping cart full of frozen meat, and said he was unable to produce a receipt.

It was not clear why Hubbard, of Louisville, was questioned about the contents of his cart.

He was booked into the Stark County Jail.

Officers determined the Chevrolet Impala they were investigating had been stolen from the 4000 block of Everhard Road in Jackson Township on Jan. 2.

Police impounded the vehicle and continue to investigate.

According to police, there was no initial indication that Hubbard was connected to the stolen vehicle.