Meat Delivery Man Allegedly Tries to Pick up Extra Bacon

A Joliet man who allegedly was using a job as a meat delivery salesman to find homes to burglarize has been arrested on two counts of residential burglary in Putnam County.

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department on Thursday obtained an arrest warrant for Craig A. Hufford, 25. Hufford allegedly committed one residential burglary in Hennepin Township the week of Dec. 19 and one residential burglary in Magnolia Township on Dec. 29, according to the sheriff’s department.

Hufford was arrested in Grundy County after he tried to burglarize a home there. The homeowner was home at the time. Hufford ran, but was caught a short time later, chief deputy Chad Haage of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department said.

“He was picked up in Grundy County in a meat delivery truck. He did have some meat samples. He was actually working for a company in Joliet,” Haage said.

Although he had some products with him, police believe he used his position to find houses to burglarize.

“What he was doing was canvassing (the houses),” Haage said.

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