A Kentucky Fried Chicken employee’s alleged attempt to steal two bags of chicken wings led to a scuffle with police and his arrest Thursday afternoon.
Quaynor Y. Thomas, 33, of 2419 W. Millman St. was arrested after a manager at the restaurant at 603 N. Western Ave. called police when he noticed Thomas take two bags with about 90 chicken wings outside, police reports said.
The manager told police he suspected Thomas was storing food outside and taking it home when he left work.
Police said Thomas was issued a notice to appear in court for theft, but then they discovered he had three outstanding warrants.
Police said that when Thomas was told he was under arrest, he tried to flee and began a brief scuffle that broke an officer’s Taser holster.
Thomas remained in the Peoria County Jail on Friday.
An Avanti’s delivery driver was robbed by two men Saturday night in the East Bluff.
The 26-year-old man was sent to 1904 N. Indiana Ave. to drop off an order. When he arrived in the area about 7 p.m., he was unable to find the address, which was because it didn’t exist, police later told him.
He called the number given with the order and the man on the line told him to go to another address in the 1900 block of Indiana Avenue, according to a police report. He didn’t see anyone approach the door at the home, and while waiting by his car, two men came from behind the residence and pointed a gun at him. One said, “Give me what you got,” the report stated.
The delivery man gave them an unknown amount of money from his pocket, and they also took money from inside his car, the report stated. Then, they ran east in an alley east of Nebraska Avenue.