The county’s constable for Precinct 4, Mark Herman, showcased the entire illegal meat stash that was confiscated during a traffic stop.
Two men is Harris County, Texas were arrested after being caught with 46 stolen packages of meat in their car. The men allegedly stole the massive amount of oxtail, steaks, and other forms of protein on Oct. 31.
The county’s constable for Precinct 4, Mark Herman, showcased the entire illegal meat stash that was confiscated during a traffic stop. The tweet on the matter subsequently went viral, garnering over 6 million X impressions for the spectacle.
— Mark Herman, Harris County Constable Precinct 4 (@Pct4Constable) November 1, 2023
“The males were found to be in possession of multiple fresh meat packages stolen from different local stores,” shared Herman.
The delicacy, cut from the tail of cattle, has risen sharply over the years as a result of mainstream popularity, as detailed by Today in February. Traditionally, it was utilized by the Black community, especially those of Caribbean descent, in culinary dishes. With the price rising from $9 to $14 per pound, the once affordable meat has now become an expensive food item.
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Source: Black Enterprise