Skip to content

NOT WELL DONE: Man Steals Steak, Tries To Return It To Publix


Thomas Gillispie, courtesy Palm Beach County Jail.

BOCA RATON, FL ( — The stakes were high for Bradenton resident Thomas Gillispie, but you can now put a fork in him. He's done. The 55-year-old allegeldy stole a steak from Publix at 4141 North Federal Highway, put it in a Publix bag, then attempted to return it to customer service.

But the customer service clerk at Publix knew immediately that Gillispie was cooking up an evil scheme.

Cutting right through the fat, Boca Raton police responded to the scene and arrested Gillispie at a nearby Walgreens where Publix management kept him under surveillance.

He was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail and later released on his own recognizance.




Content copyright © 2023 Metro Desk Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. ® is a registered trademark of MetroDesk Media, LLC. For our intellectual property, terms, and conditions, read hereBroadcast stations must credit on air. Print must refer to Online must link to Contact news (at) Call 561-576-NEWS (6397). Arrest reports are police accusations. Guilt or innocence is determined in a court of law.