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Man Arrested for Eating Chicken Wings Without Paying

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Clayton County, GA - One man was arrested after store owners accused him and his son of eating chicken wings in a Kroger grocery store-- without paying for them.

His wife says she is upset with him, but  that this whole thing is a big mistake.

"They would not let me pay for the chicken wings. No, they wasn't. So, he went to jail over a chicken wing."

Anna Marie Jones thinks it's wrong that her husband was arrested and now faces a theft by shoplifting charge... over chicken wings.

"I mean, it was just a chicken wing. And my husband goes to jail for a chicken wing."

The warrant surrounding Benjamin Cain's arrest says he ate food without paying for it at a Kroger... and gave his 7-year-old son some chicken wings he didn't pay for.

The officer charges Cain with contributing to the delinquency of a minor because he caused his son to commit a delinquent act.

"I could buy all them chicken wings. I could buy all them chicken wings."

Jones says she and her husband and three small kids were grocery shopping. She says Cain did eat the wings and gave her 7-year-old son some, but says he put the wings down after the kids became unruly.

"Babies, you know, were crying, so I told them to take them on to the car while I continued to ring up my groceries."

That's when an officer arrested him.     

"Went to jail for a chicken wing."

Customers like Kim Smith don't think locking up Cain is the answer.

"It's like so many innocent people go to jail."
"But is he innocent? He ate the chicken wing and didn't pay for it."
"But did he honestly just set it down and forget about it?"
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