I’m not sure what the exact definition of a hate crime is, but this sure seems like one. According to an email from the Durham Police Department, someone has been stealing pig cookers. C’mon people, have some respect for your fellow citizens! No word on whether the missing cookers are gassers or use charcoal. If the former, good riddance. If the latter, shame!
From: Michael, Kammie
Sent: Friday, July 05, 2013 8:12 PM
Subject: Durham Police Asking for Assistance in Smoker/Pig Cooker Thefts
For Immediate Release: July 5, 2013
Durham Police Asking for Assistance in Smoker/Pig Cooker Thefts
Durham police are asking for assistance in identifying a suspect in the theft of a large $4,000 pig cooker that was stolen on May 23 from the driveway of a home off Mineral Springs Road.
The suspect was described as a black male in his mid-30s, approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall with a medium build and a bald head. He was wearing a green T-shirt and khaki cargo shorts. He was driving what appeared to be a black 1995-2005 Chevrolet Silverado truck.
Police are investigating two other thefts of large pig cookers/smokers.
Two pig cookers were stolen from the 3900 block of South Alston Avenue in April. The cookers were chained to the back of a building.
Two large smokers on a trailer were stolen from Mount Bethel Presbyterian Church in late April. The trailer was stolen along with the smokers.
Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator J. Barr at (919) 560-4281, ext. 29119 or CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.