DEER PARK, Texas, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Police in Texas said an officer is facing charges after security cameras recorded him taking other people's food from a station refrigerator.
Deer Park Police Chief Greg Griggs said the cameras were installed after food including lunches, drinks and 60 pounds of deer sausage was taken from the department's refrigerator, KTKR-TV, Houston, reported Friday.
Griggs said officer Kevin Yang was caught on camera taking food and Monster energy drinks from the fridge Nov. 19, 22, 26 and 27.
"The same officer was taking the items each time," Griggs said. "Nobody else was taking it during that three week period."
Griggs said Yang was placed on a 30-day unpaid suspension Tuesday and is facing misdemeanor theft charges.
Yang said he was just trying to keep the refrigerator clean.
"A lot of times we clean up the community refrigerator like once a week, everything take by Friday or certain date or everything gets thrown out, which we don't do here," he said.
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