WI brisket bandit; suspect got away with 12 pounds of smoked meat

Police in northwest Wisconsin are trying to piece together the case of the brisket bandit. 

Officials noted in a post on the Eau Claire Police Department Facebook page that earlier this week, a family was smoking a brisket overnight. A person apparently caught the scent and swindled it while the family slept. 

The suspect entered the victim's backyard and "made a clean getaway with 12 pounds of smoked deliciousness," officials said.

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If you recognize this meat thief, you are urged to contact the Eau Claire non-emergency phone.