Man Scams Chicken Restaurant

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Which came first -- the chicken or the refund?

Police in Cookeville charged Kenneth McNeill with theft of property, accusing him of scamming a Chick-Fil-A restaurant.

The officer's report says McNeill is 44 and lives in Cookeville.

He's accused of coming into the restaurant around 9 p.m. on September 21st and claiming he bought four party trays of strips and found they were spoiled.

The manager says McNeill told him he'd called the store owner, who had directed him to the manager.

The manager refunded more than $263 dollars to the man, then asked him to wait while he verified it with the owner. The man left during the call.

McNeill was found at a truck stop in nearby Baxter and identified by the restaurant manager.

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