A northeast Iowa man’s hunger for chicken apparently led to his arrest after a robbery in Illinois. A man walked into a convenience store in Galena, Illinois Monday, put a six pack of beer on the counter and asked for cigarettes.
The man then pulled out a knife and demanded money. The suspect, later identified as 47-year-old James Ball of Oelwein, was spotted by a police officer at a nearby WalMart shortly after the robbery. Ball had apparently stopped at the store to buy some chicken.
Ball and his vehicle matched the description given police from the robbery and the officer stopped him and arrested him without incident. Ball faces a charge of armed robbery.